English grammar

Module 13, Punctuation: Miscellaneous, Lesson 2:

Dash - Enclosing the Parenthetical Expression

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English grammar
Prompt:
A dash (sometimes typed as a double hyphen) may be also used to set off parenthetical expressions when the writer desires to direct special attention and special emphasis to the expression: "She is – in my humble opinion – the smartest person I know."

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Each sentence below contains a parenthetical expression. Insert a dash in each sentence by clicking the space between the words where you desire a dash to be.
1.
The dash not to be overused is a most flexible mark of punctuation.
2.
What a person calls home a little piece of heaven is where the person's heart is grounded.
3.
Playing the game of baseball our national pastime is a rewarding experience.
4.
The Syracuse University athletic teams the Orangemen and the Orangewomen compete at the national level.
5.
Our planned vacation this year partly in Wyoming and partly in California will be in August.
6.
It was obvious could there be any doubt that she had a serious problem.
7.
He was seen not for the first time at the beach before school.
8.
His excuse the most outrageous I had ever heard was received with little suspicion.
9.
Wearing the Yankee uniform can there be any doubt turns average players into great players.
10.
A soft answer the best way to win an argument avoids much wrath.
11.
Experience has proven to be who could ever doubt the best teacher.
12.
His alma mater he shared for the millionth time was the school of hard knocks.
13.
The school along the Chattahoochee River how can I ever forget was Fort Benning's school for army boys and girls.
14.
Learning how to make a parachute landing fall a talent never to be forgotten is one of the lessons learned at the Fort Benning Airborne School.
15.
The Army Ranger School available to only the most dedicated troopers teaches combat skills behind enemy lines.
16.
As punctuation goes, the dash the most versatile of punctuation marks can be used in many different ways.
17.
Her constant admonition how can I ever forget served me well when I left home.
18.
Learning English grammar there is no doubt will bring many rewards.
19.
The effectiveness of the dash a writer soon learns is diminished when it is overused.
20.
An endless summer at the beach who could ever doubt is my dream come true.
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