How To Use –?

What is the purpose of a dash in a sentence?

The dash (—) is a mark of punctuation used to set off a word or phrase after an independent clause or a parenthetical remark (words, phrases, or clauses that interrupt a sentence).

“A dash is a mark of separation stronger than a ​comma, less formal than a colon, and more relaxed than ​parentheses.”

How do you use dashes correctly?

English Grammar Basics: How to Use a Dash –

What is a dash example?

A dash is a little horizontal line that floats in the middle of a line of text (not at the bottom: that’s an underscore). It’s longer than a hyphen and is commonly used to indicate a range or a pause. The most common types of dashes are the en dash (–) and the em dash (—).

Where would you use a semicolon?

Using Semicolons

  • A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.
  • Use a semicolon between two independent clauses that are connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases.