Quack 8.4

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Quack 8.4

  1. 1.  Be used sparingly in formal writing May replace commas, semicolons, colons and parentheses Be used to:  Add emphasis  Indicate an interruption  Show an abrupt change in thought
  2. 2.  You are the friend—the only friend—who offered to help me. Never have I met such a lovely person— before you. I pay the bills—she has all the fun. I need three items at the store—dog food, vegetarian chili, and cheddar cheese. My agreement with Fiona is clear—she teaches me French, and I teach her German. Please call my agent—Jessica Cohen—about hiring me. I wish you would—oh, nevermind.
  3. 3.  He—my ex-boyfriend—told a fallacious story about me, which is why we broke up.
  4. 4.  Mrs. Lurkins informed the student, “I think we are at an impasse—you clearly won’t admit this paper is plagiarized.”
  5. 5. Iunderstand why you are berating me—I was supposed to be home an hour ago.
  6. 6.  Myentire family suffered from the flu last week. We had every symptom in the book— nausea, stomach pains, fever, and vertigo!
  7. 7.  Tom Brady has been zealous year after year in his pursuit of greatness. Unfortunately, so has one other player—Eli Manning.

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