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MissLucky
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dashes

Postby MissLucky » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:08 pm

is using a dash (as in "-") a faux-pas in essays to law schools? (i.e. in formal writing?) the dash is of course being used properly and I could conceivably use a comma instead but the necessary emphasis would not be there.


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lparker
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Re: dashes

Postby lparker » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:44 pm

I have a dash in mine--just be sure you use it correctly. No space before; no space after. Oh, and it turns into one long dash in Word.

MissLucky
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Re: dashes

Postby MissLucky » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:48 pm

oh i had no idea dashes had to have no spaces before and after. thanks!

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CGI Fridays
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Re: dashes

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:53 pm

... it's punctuation. I hope you're okay.

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deadpoetnsp
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Re: dashes

Postby deadpoetnsp » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:54 pm

Well there are em-dashes and en-dashes are have different uses. Make sure you use the right one, as applicable.




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