- A dash is sometimes used instead of a colon or a semi-colon.
EXAMPLE: "Quick! Go now – the police are coming for you!"
- When dashes are used in a sentence, commas are not used to separate interrupting phrases.
EXAMPLE: She looked at the dresses – a few of them – deciding on the one she should buy.
NOT: She looked at the dresses, – a few of them, – deciding on the one she should buy.