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52 thoughts on “Dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

  1. Can you make videos on figures of speech like metaphors, similes, personification, refrain, hyperbole etc

  2. They teach me better than school–so I learn this very easily and quickly.
    School is like: "so the dashes can be uses as a semico-" emergency alarm–start banging! "Falls alarm everybody."

  3. I've always thought of the dash as a stronger comma. It makes the emphasis on the appositive stronger.

    Such as this memorable quote from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: "if you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."

  4. I just love how short the lessons are and the few very good examples. This course has been a good refresher for me as a native English speaker that has not been in a class for over 20 years. On a daily basis, we speak mainly in phrases without the use of clauses. As I am training to become a transcriptionist, it has opened my eyes to how difficult punctuation is because of our speech patterns.

  5. The designer envisions the game's fundamental elements–settings, characters, and plots that make each game unique–and is thus a primary creative force behind a video game. A colon can be used to introduce a list, however. Dash is the best option to choose . why ?

  6. 0:40 is really confusing to me. I thought the dash was meant to replace the conjunction (but) in that situation.

  7. What’s the difference between the en dash (–) and the em dash (—) and which dash was used in the examples?

  8. For step (4) in the dash usage, Microsoft Word will grammatically mark your sentence wrong if you do not place a period, comma, or question mark after the dash and quotes – WHY?

    For example: "The man went to the-?"

  9. Ok but what if u get a question and the answers are colon and dash how do you know the answer then?

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