Capping After the Dash

Margie Wakeman Wells The Dash Leave a Comment

Do not cap a word after a dash unless it always has to be capped.

…He was on his way to — to visit her in the hospital.
…She helped him to — helped her to the couch after she fell.

When there is a complete chance of topic after the dash, paragraph the next sentence. Of course, the paragraphed sentence is capped.

…A     He was on his way to —
I believe that he worked nearby and that he was on his way to work.

Happy punctuating!


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