Presentation on theme: "Hyphens, Dashes, & Parentheses Chapter 11. Here’s the idea… Hyphens, dashes, and parentheses help make your writing clear by separating or setting off."— Presentation transcript:
The cookie recipe called for two-thirds of a cup of sugar.
Dashes Use dashes to show an abrupt break in thought. Example: Louis Braille –who lost his sight at age three- invented an alphabet for blind people.
Dashes Another example: Ms. Walsh - who fell and broke her arm at age 10- is deathly afraid of bunk beds.
Parentheses Use parentheses to set off material that is loosely related to the rest of a sentence. Example: Each six-dot cell stands for a character (a letter of the alphabet, a number, a punctuation mark, or a contraction).
Parentheses Another example: Mr. Agnew ate a pear (a yellow colored fruit) at lunch today.
Let’s Practice! Decide: Should you use dashes or parentheses?
My favorite holiday is Halloween ___ Kit Kats are my favorite candy.
My mom grew up on a farm __ she likes to tell stories about her childhood __where they raised cattle and grew crops.
It’s fun to run a marathon __ which is 26.2 miles in length __ as long as you have trained properly.