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#3 - A bunch of punctuation marks:   Hyphens  vs. Dashes

#3 - A bunch of punctuation marks: Hyphens vs. Dashes

Author: Janice Davis

By the end of this lesson, all students will be able to identify the differences between a dash and a hyphen, when to use which mark in a sentence, and how to creatively apply these marks into their own writing.

What's the difference between a hyphen and a dash?  A dash can run faster.  (Get it?  Dash ...)  Okay that was really stupid.  Truth is, there are very significant differences between these two marks.  Take a few moments to listen carefully as Grammar Girl explains more.  Then, review the rules on your workset and complete the pages for class tomorrow. 

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Hyphens vs. Dashes

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Hyphens and Dashes: A bunch of punctuation marks

What's the difference between these two little marks, you ask? Well, for one thing, a hyphen is about half the size of a dash. Alas, that's not really important -- or is it? Watch this information-packed video to learn more. Don't forget to complete the workset (linked below) after you finish the tutorial.

Hyphens, Dashes, and Parentheses

Would you like a sneak peak at the rules ... possibly quiz questions to come? Here you go!