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Carrie Guevara

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Assessment Dashes-- Hyphens- short and sweet Answers Hyphens, and Ellipses Ellipses... 9WC1.1 Grammar and Mechanics of Writing: Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and
subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participial), and mechanics of
punctuation (e.g., semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens). Hyphens (-) are used to connect two or more words (and numbers) into a single concept, especially for building adjectives. Likewise, some married women use hyphens to combine their maiden name with their spouse’s name: •There are fewer Italian-American communities these days.
•The family’s money-saving measures have been helping them to build their savings.
•She has stopped buying 2-liter bottles and has started buying 0.5-liter bottles, instead.
•I had a conversation with Mrs. Skinner-Kcrycek this morning. They are also a necessary component of the numbers 21 through 99. •Before the exam, Tomas studied for thirty-three hours without sleep. Hyphens are also used in syllable breaks when words cannot fit completely on a line, and must be continued on the following line. •This opinion is based on sales figures for the past few months, and con-
versations I have had with customers. Basically, the dash is used to show emphasis. Here's how:

Dashes (—) can be used to indicate an interruption, particularly in transcribed speech:
The chemistry student began to say, “An organic solvent will only work with—” when her cell phone rang.

Use a dash before a summary of what is stated in the sentence.
Avoiding work, getting liposuction, becoming a finalist in the George Hamilton Cocoa Butter Open—everything depends on that trust fund.
There was only one person suited to the job—Mr. Lee. They can also be used as substitutes for parentheses. It can show a sudden change of thought. •A friend of mine--of course I don't mean you--is having issues with her hair.
Mr. Lee is suited to the job—he has more experience than everybody else in the department—but he has been having some difficulties at home recently, and would probably not be available. REMEMBER: Note that dashes are double the length of hyphens. The ellipsis, in contrast, indicates a break in continuity.

Use an ellipsis to show that you have deleted words or sentences from a passage you are quoting.
Abraham Lincoln said: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth … a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. The ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in the flow of a sentence and is especially useful in quoted speech:
Juan thought and thought … and then thought some more.
"I'm wondering …" Juan said, bemused. -- - ... Guided Practice 1. Erik said,”The Packers are doing,” when Conor interrupted and said,”YEAH! Well remember the 2009 season!” 4. We can only do this one way, the right way. 3.Joe is a happy go lucky person. 5.That person won't see both sides of the argument, they are very narrow minded. 2.The Constitution states that “.. every man is created equal under god...” 6.I like to drink, water. 1. I flew first class to Mexico for spring break. 3. Shane works at the low budget movie theatre. 4. The score of the game was 2 1, the Wild won. 5. "It's time to take out," the teacher started to say when the door opened. 2. John thought and thought, and then thought some more. 6. "I'm wondering," John said, confused. 1. I flew first-class to Mexico for spring break. hyphen 3. Shane works at the low-budget movie theatre. hyphen 4. The score of the game was 2--1, the wild won. dash 5. A nursing home, home--care policy. dash 2. John thought and thought ... and then thought some more. ellipses 6. "I'm wondering …" John said, confused. ellipses Don't use an ellipsis to show that words have been omitted from the beginning of a sentence. Just omit the words and keep right on going.
1. A majority of the graduating class fifty-five percent, in fact is going to college.
2. According to the Constitution, only one person and that is the President can appoint justices to the Supreme Court.
3. Her decision not to resign was based on one thought she enjoys teaching English to teenagers. 1. Five hundred and forty one.
2. A two thirds majority.
3. Three quarters of the students lost their planners.
4. Chad Johnson is a little too self confident for his own good.
5. Most hunters will spend a lot of time hunting in mid October.
6. The woman was very soft spoken.
7. McKenzie is a very hard hitting spiker.
8. Zane’s heavily loaded truck ran out of gas in the middle of the mud pit. 1. Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning to its zenith in the mid-third millennium B.C. The cremation burial dating to Stonehenge's sarsen stones phase is likely just one of many from this later period of the monument's use and demonstrates that it was still very much a domain of the dead. Dashes,
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