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    Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash", or vice versa?

    People may also distort their pasts because of a social desirability bias - a tendency to present oneself in a socially desirable light.


    People may also distort their pasts because of a social desirability bias, which is a tendency to present oneself in a socially desirable light.

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    Re: Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    I've seen it often in specialized/technical texts and research papers.

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    Re: Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yslamac View Post
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    Should it be a hyphen instead of a dash? Should a dash be like this ── ?

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    Re: Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    Yes, it should be. So can I use a hyphen instead of "relative clause" to bring out additional information?

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    Re: Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    '... a dash may add extra information at the end of a sentence...'── quoted from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...r-writing.html
    I always use a dash before 'quoted from'. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    Re: Can "relative clause" be replaced with "dash"?

    A dash is more abrupt and is meant for those clauses that really interrupt the flow of the sentence.

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