Dashes (-) — Informal writing
- I adored my time in Greece – without a doubt.
- The Queen – who is always polite – showed her best.
- The main objective of today – dashes.
- The most enjoyed subject at school this year – mathematics.
Dashes (-) — introduce an afterthought
We use dashes to introduce something of expectancy, sudden or after-thoughtful.
- We spent two hours in class – with no chairs.
- Thomas is a nice guy – at least, I think so.
- We were having a fantastic time at the market – until Rob showed up.
- Today we’ll be covering the present perfect in class – and the past simple.
Modal auxiliary verbs:
- Articles (a/an, the, zero article)
- Pronouns: subject, object and possessive
- Question tags
- English conditionals
- Interrogatives in English
- Phrasal verbs
- Prefixes and suffixes
- Reported and direct speech
- Numbers: cardinal, ordinal, and Roman numbers
- The verb: “get”
- ‘Get’ vs. ‘go’ and ‘got’ vs. ‘gotten’
- Copular verbs
- Cleft sentences
- Subjunctive in English
- Vulgar and taboo in English
- Split infinitive
- Emphasis with inversion
- Gerunds in English
- To + infinitive
- Bare infinitive
- British and American spelling