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Dashes.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0008.022.0341
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Dashes, another form of internal punctuation, convey a particular meaning or emphasize and clarify a certain section of material within a sentence. Compared with parentheses, dashes may convey a less formal or more emphatic “aside.” There are 4 types of dashes, which differ in length: the ...

Hyphen.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0008.022.0340
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UPDATE: In chapter 8.3.1.2, Hyphen, Clarity, the term “re-sent” was added to the first box to distinguish it from the word “resent.” In the second box, the terms co-infected and co-infection were removed to reflect their entry in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary following the usual approach to close up words that begin with the prefix co-. These changes were made ...
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Hyphens and Dashes.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0008.021.0141
Item type: 
section
Hyphens and dashes are internal punctuation marks used for linkage and clarity of expression. Previous | Next UPDATE: In chapter 8.3.1.2, Hyphen, Clarity, the term “re-sent” was added to the first box to distinguish it from the word “resent.” In the second box, the terms co-infected and co-infection were removed to reflect their entry in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary following the usual approach to close up words that begin with the prefix co-. These changes were made ...

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