The Hyphen And The Dash

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is a proper way to use a hyphen?

    • A.

      The cat fell out of the- i dont know.

    • B.

      Did you know I can- along with my friend- count to 15?

    • C.

      The student felt self-assured after she studied.

    • D.

      Ummmmm?

    Correct Answer
    C. The student felt self-assured after she studied.
    Explanation
    The given answer "The student felt self-assured after she studied" is the correct option because it demonstrates the proper use of a hyphen. In this sentence, the hyphen is used correctly to connect the words "self" and "assured" to form a compound adjective "self-assured." This is a proper way to use a hyphen to join two words that function as a single adjective before a noun.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a dash used correctly?

    • A.

      Billy saw someone outside his window— or atleast he thought he did.

    • B.

      The mid—90's was Tami's favorite years to learn about.

    • C.

      After Larry saw the cat— he knew what he wanted for his birthday.

    • D.

      Don't—Care.

    Correct Answer
    A. Billy saw someone outside his window— or atleast he thought he did.
    Explanation
    The dash is used correctly in the sentence "Billy saw someone outside his window— or atleast he thought he did." The dash is used to indicate a pause or interruption in the sentence. In this case, it is used to show a pause before the speaker expresses uncertainty about what they saw.

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  • 3. 

    True or False. Is the following sentence using a hyphen correctly?The kitten un-raveled the ball of yarn.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Tralse!

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence is using a hyphen incorrectly. The correct usage would be to use a hyphen in "unraveled" to indicate that it is a compound word. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    True or False. Is the following sentence using a dash correctly?The man lived from 1763—1808.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Frue!

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given sentence is using a dash correctly. The dash is used to indicate a range of years, showing that the man lived from 1763 to 1808.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is a correct sentence?

    • A.

      As the swing slowed to a stop- the girl jumped and fell.

    • B.

      The meatball rolled off the table- onto the floor.

    • C.

      After seven-ty days of hard labor, the picture of Dora was complete.

    • D.

      The man saved her life— too bad he had put it in risk!

    Correct Answer
    D. The man saved her life— too bad he had put it in risk!

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