Dashes are used to give emphasis to written ideas and are typed by using two hyphens. They should be used sparingly.
Use a dash to emphasize appositives or to set off a series of appositives. Example: Everything–cars, bikes, furniture– must be moved.
Instructions: Use dashes where they are needed in the following sentences.
1. Have you met Larry Millward the best friend I’ve ever had?
2. We lost in the fire everything clothes, jewelry, photos, memories.
3. We stopped in three cities Butte, Great Falls, Sweetgrass.
4. I want you to visit Brazil my other country and second home.
5. Everyone men, women, children will be cared for immediately.
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1. Have you met Larry Millward–the best friend I’ve ever had?
2. We lost in the fire everything–clothes, jewelry, photos, memories.
3. We stopped in three cities–Butte, Great Falls, Sweetgrass.
4. I want you to visit Brazil– my other country and second home.
5. Everyone–men, women, children–will be cared for immediately.
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