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    Is the use of the dash correct in the following sentence?

    "These rules fall into three categories: first, the rules according to which a sport is played, i.e. “the rules of the game”—autonomy is most extensive in this area; second, the rules governing the game off the playing field, such as nationality clauses and player transfer rules; and third, general association rules concerning, for example, internal procedures and organisation."

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    Default Re: Use of the dash

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is the use of the dash correct in the following sentence?

    "These rules fall into three categories: first, the rules according to which a sport is played, i.e. “the rules of the game”—autonomy is most extensive in this area; second, the rules governing the game off the playing field, such as nationality clauses and player transfer rules; and third, general association rules concerning, for example, internal procedures and organisation."

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    Yes, the sentence is a bit awkward stylistically, but it's correct.

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