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?
- 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.