is the word cliche correct in the sentece?


The cliché, “Never Give Up-Failure is not an option”, became my motto.

See example:

The cliché, "Never Give Up-Failure is not an option", became my motto.
asked Oct 06 '12 at 22:17 Amanda Breland New member

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Don't forget to use spaces either side of your en dash, or else use a closed em dash:


Never give up – failure is not an option.

Never give up—failure is not an option.


But never use a hyphen in this way.

link comment answered Oct 07 '12 at 08:07 Peter Guess Expert

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