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I think the key here is that you know what it would feel like to try to speak with these sentences in mind, but you don't know what it would actually sound like. Most people, in speaking, do not speak in complete sentences. David Mamet is a master of portraying realistic dialogue on page. But most people, in reading well written, properly grammatical ...


No, because the dash (which should properly be an M-dash, like this — ) is an interrupter. You can use it at the end of a broken-off phrase, or if a sentence is interrupted, but you need some kind of narration in between. examples: "Why don't you go and ask him to help you? He's a really nice guy," Peter added. "Why don't you go and ask him ...

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