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    I wonder when to use a dash. For supplementary explanation or emphasis? If someone could provide a good material or link for punctuation or a brief explanation here, it would be highly appreciated.

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    One of my favorite resources: Purdue OWL: Punctuation
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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