Wednesday, 9 July 2014

When and when not to use dashes-assignment

Some of the basic rules of grammar are taught in the very initial levels of schooling. Unfortunately, we humans have a tendency to forget rules very often and if we do not forget then do not follow them at least. In school, we are taught all about punctuation marks like comma, exclamation mark, colon, semi colon, hyphen, dashes and inverted commas, etc. In writing it is often noticed that these punctuation marks are casually ignored or wrongly used.  At times people write an extremely long sentence and forget to add the much needed comma. At times a sentence is actually a question, but guess what it is missing? That’s right a question mark ‘?’!

Such kind of common errors not only make the work grammatically wrong, but also create a lot of confusion. The question without a question mark may appear to be a general quoted fact to the one who will be reading the paper. Such mistakes lead to misinterpretation of the text and hence miscommunication. While working on an assignment one should be extremely careful about not making such mistakes. This not only causes you to lose marks, but also creates a bad impression on the teacher.  If you’re stuck with a lot academic work then you should get Assignment Writing Service UK,

Dashes can also be used in place of other punctuation marks like a comma. For example “The man, from the village arrived.” Instead dashes can be used in its place “the man—from the village—arrived.” The use of dashes is also a matter of preference. Some prefer dashes instead of a comma. Like any other punctuation mark dashes are an important mark as it lays emphasis where needed. Dashes change the tone of a sentence. For example, if there is a sentence “You were the only one who helped me when no one else did”. Instead of being all worked up with your academic work get MBA dissertation writing service,

 This sentence is not laying any emphasis whatsoever. It should be noted that in this sentence the emphasis should be on the fact that the person helped when “no one else did!”  He was the sole savior. But when the sentence is written like above, it does not indicate that. On the contrary, if the same sentence is used in the following way it completely changes the tone of the sentence. “You were the only one who helped me—when no one did!” Here, adding a dash is bringing a pause to the sentence and indicates that what is about to come next has extreme importance.

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