The Dash 3

One of the places where there is a lot of push-back against using the dash is this: …Q     The car on the left — what color was it? …Q     The restaurant where you were eating — is that one where you often eat? If you think of the first dash rule as “broken sentence structure” rather than just as an …

More on the Dash — Rule 2

The second rule for using a dash is for a complete sentence that is dropped into the middle of another complete sentence. …I am looking at the article that — it is the first one on the page — was written about the new tax laws. When this happens, there is no cap for the complete sentence after the first …

The Dash

Bill and I are in Falmouth, MA, this morning on Cape Cod, enjoying a little down time. The Massachusetts reporting group had a great convention this weekend, and I was privileged to be a part of it. I did my two sessions on the dash and colon; so I am going to repeat it here over the next few days. …