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    - having it all

    Is this dash for paraphrasing or emphasis? What is its usage?

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    ex)Men's magazines promise happiness in the form of a six-pack stomach and great gadgets, all within one month. Women's magazines promise happiness in the form of cellulite-free body and great clothes, all within one month. The images we are bombarded with are of confident, sexy people, looking smart, surrounded by equally gorgeous friends, eating exotic food - having it all. And yet, of course,...

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    Re: - having it all

    It's a summation of the things described before it.

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    Does dash have various usages? I only knew two - paraphrasing and emphasis. Maybe I have to judge from the context.

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    Re: - having it all

    Dash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The em dash (—), m dash, m-rule, or "mutton", often demarcates a break of thought or some similar interpolation stronger than the interpolation demarcated by parentheses



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