Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Em Dash

Last week, in reviewing the course writings about Home: a Documentary, I saw the em dash, or "--", In a couple of places in the text of these postings. This sort of punctuation is meant to set off an abrupt change of thought. Please do check out this grammar page to get a more complete explanation on the use of the em dash. It is to be used sparingly, not every time you wish to set aside a phrase that can be handled by either parentheses or commas. And we have used these dashes sparingly; we just need to use them as effectively as we can.

Cheers. Here's hoping your week is going well

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