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The 14 Most Commonly Used Punctuation Marks in (American) English Grammar

14 most commonly used punctuations in english grammar

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Nailah

How to Use A Dash in A Sentence

How to Use A Dash in A Sentence

Happy (Writer) Wednesday, good people!

Today's post is to hopefully clear up a common punctuation mark mistake. (I'm guilty of making this mistake, that's why I felt it necessary to share my research results.)

Dashes and hyphens. which is which?

RELATED: 3 ways to use hyphens with words.

First, let me start by saying that dashes are longer than hyphens and there are two types: en dash and em dash. Em dashes are the longest of the three punctuation marks and can be typed by combining two hyphens if there isn't a keyboard option for em dashes. Additionally, em dashes are used to separate information within a sentence. In some cases, they can be substitutes for commas and parentheses. For example:

All of George's children--Halian, Henry and Huck--were raised in Compton, California.

Notice that I used two hyphens (a bootleg em dash) to separate and clarify a portion of the sentence in the above example.

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