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    Usage of hyphen

    I signed up for five classes- three mandatory classes and two electives.

    I have seen the sentence in my book and I was wondering if I can use colon, : instead of the hyphen, - in the sentence without changing the meaning?

    ex) I signed up for five classes: three mandatory classes and two electives.

    What do you think? Thank you so much.

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    Re: Usage of hyphen

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    I signed up for five classes- three mandatory classes and two electives.

    I have seen the sentence in my book and I was wondering if I can use colon, : instead of the hyphen, - in the sentence without changing the meaning?

    ex) I signed up for five classes: three mandatory classes and two electives.

    What do you think? Thank you so much.
    You could. By the way, that's a dash, not a hyphen.

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