Dashes are generic punctuation. In other words, they can be used like a lot of other types of punctuation. For the SAT and ACT, you are best off thinking of dashes as a back-up plan; never choose a dash over another option that you know works, but if none of the other options seems correct, and you know you need some form of punctuation, the dash is a good bet. Below are some of the most common uses of dashes. Continue reading

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