Sentences with dash

Have students use a class dictionary to list four meanings for the noun dash. Then ask them to write four sentences with dash, using a different meaning of the word in each. Finally, have students work with partners to see how many different meanings of dash they can use in one sentence. Suggest that students read some of these sentences aloud.

dash n. 1. A quick run or rush. 2. A short, fast race. 3. A small amount; bit. 4. A punctuation mark (—) used to show a pause or omission or to set off part of a sentence from the rest.
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