Grammarly won't read my ellipses and dashes correctly.


Why won't Grammarly read my punctuation marks correctly?  Whenever I write an ellipse or a dash in dialogue, Grammarly reads them as mistakes.  I know about usage.  An ellipse indicates a trailing off of speech. A dash is used to emphasize the written words that follow it, and it can also mean that a character is stuttering, or that he/she is being interrupted. What gives?

punctuation asked Apr 27 '12 at 02:42 Kevin Knott New member

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This is a forum for discussing issues of grammar and usage.  Y0ur questions/issues should be directed to the Grammarly support team at (there is a link below).


As an aside, I brought the issue of misreading em-dashes (they should be read as equivalent to a comma and space) to the support team's attention a year ago. I was thanked and told that my concern and been passed on to the development team. So ....

link answered Apr 27 '12 at 04:00 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Most who ask technical questions in here are doing so through the grammar checker interface.

CourtneyApr 27 '12 at 19:21

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