Sentence Within a Sentence

Margie Wakeman Wells The Dash, The Question Mark Leave a Comment

If a question is dropped inside a statement or question, put a pair of dashes around it and a question mark after it.

…He was standing near — were you aware of him at the time? — the desk of the boss.
…I am going to read to you — can you hear me? — from your deposition of yesterday.

Do not cap after a dash unless the word ALWAYS has to be capped.

Grammar class starts tomorrow. It is not too late to join us.

Happy punctuating!


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