Dashes (–) are common in informal writing. They can be used in the same way as colons, semi-colons or brackets.

  • There are three things I can never remember – names, faces and I have forgotten the other.

A pair of dashes is used to separate a strong interruption to the sentence.

• My mother – who rarely gets angry – really lost her temper.

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