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    #11
    Oh, yes. That's where I overlooked.

    Then, how about this one:

    I found a four-room apartment overlooking the Golden Gate in California.

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    #12
    Even better- hope you can afford it.


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    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Oh, yes. That's where I overlooked.

    Then, how about this one:

    I found a four-room apartment overlooking the Golden Gate in California.
    That's great! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.

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    #16
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.
    There may be some confusion here. I think he was referring to the dashes in this post, not the hyphen in four-room. :?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.
    I know how a hyphen works, basically. Here I'm talking about the dashes in the first two sentences. What do you think?


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    #18
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.
    There may be some confusion here. I think he was referring to the dashes in this post, not the hyphen in four-room. :?
    Exactly, Mike.

    If not, what would the alternative(s) be?

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    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.
    There may be some confusion here. I think he was referring to the dashes in this post, not the hyphen in four-room. :?
    Exactly, Mike.

    If not, what would the alternative(s) be?
    One could use commas for the first one, but I think only the dash works well for the second. I prefer it for afterthoughts and tag statements. :wink:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks a lot for the guidance that you -- as well as Iza, Casiopea and Mike -- gave me.

    Well, it's always a wish on the mind, but I really don't know if I could afford it -- at least not in the near future. :?

    One more question:

    Did I use the dash correctly?
    Yes, but it would be called a hyphen as it's joining two words.
    There may be some confusion here. I think he was referring to the dashes in this post, not the hyphen in four-room. :?
    Exactly, Mike.

    If not, what would the alternative(s) be?
    One could use commas for the first one, but I think only the dash works well for the second. I prefer it for afterthoughts and tag statements. :wink:
    Wonderful, Mike. Thanks so much for the clear-cut answer to my question. The use of "dash" is definitely not my forte.

    Can you do me just one more favor? Give me some examples of how the dash is employed in "afterthoughts and tag statements", please. :wink:

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