This is the first in a three-part series on when to use dashes … because sentences and paragraphs filled with dashes are not cute. And they’re often hard to read.
The easiest to remember and most common use for dashes is when separating a list of items within a phrase.
- Chante liked having things to do — biking, swimming, cooking — and made sure there was time.
- The show was everything you’d want — excellent singing, dynamic dancing, engaged audience — and was well worth the money.