– – (dashes)

Uses

1. To show a contrast or relationship
2. To show a thought that does not reach its end
3. For an interrupting idea (stronger than brackets)
4. To set apart an explanation to end a sentence (a second ending to a sentence)

To show a contrast or relationship

Tomorrow is daddy-daughter day at work

To show a thought that does not reach its end

“Come here” he shouted, “I’m going to kill – .” But before he could finish she was gone.

For an interrupting idea (stronger than brackets)

They ordered a bottle of whisky – their second one, and this one more expensive than the last – and sat down at the bar.


To set apart an explanation to end a sentence (a second ending to a sentence)

He spoke quickly about some monster, and they didn’t believe him – it all seemed so implausible.