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October 30, 2020, 04:34:45 am

Author Topic: Can we use dashes in our writing?  (Read 188 times)  Share 

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Can we use dashes in our writing?
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:52:39 am »
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Like these - things in our essays that are used kinda like commas. Are they considered informal? Will an assessor mark you down for using them?

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Re: Can we use dashes in our writing?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:55:40 pm »
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Yes, you can use them! My yr12 english teacher actually told me to start using dashes in my essays. (maybe don't flood your essays with them, but they look fancy when used in moderation imo)
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Re: Can we use dashes in our writing?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 02:02:35 pm »
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Like these - things in our essays that are used kinda like commas. Are they considered informal? Will an assessor mark you down for using them?
I think it's fine. I used them mostly in the introduction and no one marking my essays said anything about it.

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Re: Can we use dashes in our writing?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 03:17:47 pm »
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I use them regularly - to make the sentences that need to be a bit long, not so long - and no teacher has ever mentioned that I shouldn't. So I don't think so. (This includes a trial exam marked I think by an actual proper examiner.) :)
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