A dash is a punctuation mark used to indicate an interruption or a shift in thought.

Examples of Dashes

Some examples of dashes would be the following:

I am dying to see the new Star Wars movie – have you seen it?

Our teacher told us to only bring two things to the test – a pencil and a calculator.

Andrea’s brother – the star of the soccer team – got an athletic scholarship to a local university.

My favorite omelet recipe – I’ve been making it every morning – has mushrooms and red peppers.

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