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Lesson 429

Mechanics - Punctuation - Dashes

 

Dashes are used to give emphasis to written ideas and are typed by using two hyphens. They should be used sparingly.

 

Use dashes to show hesitation. Example: I--I--I don't know what you mean!

 

Instructions: Use dashes where they are needed in the following sentences.

 

1. You you you are the one who did it.

 

2. I heard him say "Oh oh oh my head!"

 

3. I I I didn't mean to do it.

 

4. Well well well I guess I can try to help with it.

 

5. Soon very soon we should be there.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. You--you--you are the one who did it.

 

2. I heard him say "Oh--oh--oh my head!"

 

3. I--I--I didn't mean to do it.

 

4. Well--well--well I guess I can try to help with it.

 

5. Soon--very soon we should be there.

 






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