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L.O: to use dashes and hyphens.
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A dash showing interruption: "The girl is my -" "Sister," interrupted Miles. "She looks just like  you."
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A dash showing repetition: "You-you monster!" cried the frightened woman. "St-st-op!" stammered the boy.
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In the same way commas and brackets can  be used (to contain extra information): When we get there - if we get there - I'll have  something to say to him about his confounded  map. When we get there (if we get there)  I'll have  something to say to him about his confounded  map. When we get there, if we get there, I'll have  something to say to him about his confounded  map.
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A dash before a final comment: "Yes - I will do it," agreed Lucy. Arthur did not answer, did not move, did not so  much as bat an eyelid, but lay quietly in his bed - 
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Unformatted text preview: with a large knife protruding from his chest. • I just have to make one phone call to the police and it's all over - don't think I won't do it. • She got home, put the kettle on and sat down - then she remembered. • I'd love to go out with you to the dinner - when hell freezes over! A hyphen links words: • ice-cream • topsy-turvy A hyphen also makes the meaning of a sentence clear: • A big-city project. (A project on a big city not a big project on a city.) L.O: to use dashes and hyphens. • to show interruption • to show repetition • for dramatic emphasis • to contain extra information • before a final comment • to link two words • to make the meaning of a sentence clear...
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