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    the usage of puncutaion!!

    I'm confused about the use of dash. Is the sentence below correct.
    Now, I have figured out for what that the 2 points was deserved that would be trying to give an answer, and build a connection.

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    Re: the usage of puncutaion!!

    Hi soygee,
    I'm afraid the entire sentence is a bit confused.
    Now, I have figured out for what that the 2 points was deserved that would be trying to give an answer, and build a connection.

    Now I know why the 2 points were deserved -- they were for trying to give an answer and build a connection.
    Is that what you meant?

    Anyway, a dash is often a rather informal punctuation mark. I use it too often myself. It can be used in place of a colon as with this sentence, or to show a change in the direction of the thought, or as a casual way to link two thoughts that are related. They can also be used the way parentheses or commas can set off a non-essential portion of the sentence.


    [not a teacher, but someone who writes for a living]

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