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Hyphens, Dashes, and Parentheses

  • Use a hyphen or hyphens in certain compound words (including numbers) or to divide a word between syllables at the end of a line.

Example:

  • Her real-life columns are based on stories of thirty-eight wild horses.

  • Use a dash to set off expressive or clarifying information.

    Example:

    • We set off on the trail—the most scenic trail, by all accounts.

    • Use parentheses to set off non-essential information.

    Example:

    • The largest horses (among those on the trail) stopped often.


    Hyphens, Dashes, and Parentheses Worksheet

    Write each sentence. Insert hyphens, dashes, or parentheses where needed.
    1. We had ninety five minutes left until sunset.
    2. It can get cold very cold in the mountains at night.
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