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Section 8.10


Use dashes--sparingly--to indicate abrupt shifts in thought andto set off or emphasize appositional orparenthetical elements or interjections. In most cases, use commas or parenthesesinstead.

Although we have made these comments with specificreference to water--only because of our familiarity withwater--all pure substances exhibit the same behavior.

In typewritten documents, use two hyphens (--) with no spaces between or around them to form a dash.

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