Use of Dashes


Recently we made use of a two line subtitle on an advertising page with a dash. There is a disagreement over the usage of the dash instead of a colon.


Tickets are -

$15 each for conference games


Is this correct or should it have been...


Tickets are:

$15 each for conference games


Another possibility is that it should not have had either of these punctuations....


Tickets are $15 each

for conference games



What is your opinion?

asked Nov 29 '12 at 14:46 Bobbi New member

1 answer


There is no need to break the sentence with a colon or a dash.  You should use neither one (your third option).

link comment answered Nov 29 '12 at 15:08 David Contributor

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.