[Grammar] Em dash (1) -My favourite color

yi-ing

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These days I am studying about the different uses of em dash.

Now, I want to know if these two sentences are equal.

I would like to talk about pinkmy favourite color.
I would like to talk about pink, which is my favourite color.
 

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They are equivalent (not "equal"). You should put a space on each side of an em-dash.
 

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I would like to talk about pink, which is my favourite color.
I think 'which is' can be omitted, and 'my favourite color' will be an appositive.
 

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OK, like I said, you should continue not to put a space on either side of an em-dash. :oops:
 

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However, you most definitely do need to put spaces if you are using a hyphen character for a dash - otherwise you have nothing but an incorrectly hyphenated word.
 
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