Questions tagged with dashes

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For my homework, I am confused on one particular sentence. Problem: Despite the dislike shown toward him by some, he ...
grammar Sentence parenthesis dashes ASAP +1 vote, asked Sep 15 by Kyson Kishibe
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Do em dashes always have to come in pairs?
I'm writing this letter to the department head of English at a college I'm interested in going to. I feel ...
dash commaplacement comma dashes appositive +1 vote, edited Sep 08 by Corryn
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Do you write 12-year-old OR 12-year old?? (The dashes). Thanks!
dashes year old 0 votes, asked Apr 13 by Andrea Caballero
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Red Letter vs Red-Letter
I am trying to figure out the correct grammatical usage of "red-letter" as I am planning to add it to ...
dashes Usage 0 votes, asked Apr 10 '15 by Lauren23
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When and how to use a "dash"
Hello, I'm in the process of proofreading a document and I find myself confused on the appropriate use of the ...
grammar punctuation dash dashes 0 votes, asked Dec 10 '14 by Maya
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How should I punctuate this sentence to make it easy to read?
Though this treatment might provide the much sought after prevention of infertility due to aging—which is easier than treating it—it, ...
commas dashes 0 votes, asked Dec 07 '14 by Liebeskind
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Self-Service or Self Service?
I am finding "self service" and "self-service" used interchangably. What is grammatically correct? Example: I use a self-service option to ...
grammar dashes 0 votes, asked Jul 02 '13 by Carla Baker
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Which would be correct
I am wanting to know which way this sentence would be correctly punctuated. He covered his eyes with both hands ...
commas and dashes 0 votes, asked Apr 25 '13 by lee leeeder
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Hi, I need help in uderstanding where I can use an em-dash. 1. Can I put an em-dash in a ...
dash dashes 0 votes, asked Mar 15 '13 by Astra
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Can dashes be used correctly in place of commas to show action in your sentences? eg: The dragon beat his ...
dashes commas 0 votes, edited Feb 19 '13 by Lee
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Is the following sentence okay the way it is?
and as I sometimes hoped, but couldn't be like her—to win friends, become loved by everyone—she made it look so ...
sentance vocab dashes grammar 0 votes, asked Jan 23 '13 by user22
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Dash, comma
Hi, I am straggling with punctuation for 2 sentences: 1. "X companies participated in the event, out of which - ...
dashes comma 0 votes, asked Nov 06 '12 by Astra
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em dashes in poetry?
When writing in verse—or any other form of poetry—is it ok to use the em dashes without a conjunction? notice ...
dashes verse prose mdashes 0 votes, asked Sep 04 '12 by AskAndAnswer
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