What are Hyphens and Dashes for?

Areon Debose & Jesse Valdez

What Are Hyphens and Dashes for?

  • Hyphens are used in many compound words to show that the component words have a combined meaning.
  • Hyphens are also used to stand for a common second element in all but the last word in the list.
  • Hyphens are also used to divide words
  • A Dash is a mark that is stronger than a comma,less formal than a colon
  • You use a dash to prepare for a list or restatement