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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?
    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:
    I use the dash when something is not really part of the sentence. I usually use commas for the same purpose if the thought is more integrated. A dash indicates a lengthier pause to me.

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    Mike, many thanks for your help. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Mike, many thanks for your help. :P
    You're very welcome. :wink:

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