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- Hyphen

For main usage of the hyphen see the Starter Level. The following describes a further use.

Instead of a comma or semicolon

You can use a hyphen between two parts of a sentence, where there is no joining word between them.


Going to the cinema is very popular - indeed it is becoming more popular.

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