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How would I correctly place a list at the start of a sentence? For example, how what is the correct way to write:

Pens, markers, pencils I had it all.

If a comma doesn't work, could I use a hyphen like this:

Pens, markers, pencils-I had it all.

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  • I would personally use the fast-going-out-of-fashion semicolon, myself.
    – Nigel J
    Oct 31, 2017 at 2:19
  • I'd probably use the dash.
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 31, 2017 at 2:26
  • I would use a comma. It may be a matter of taste. Don't use a hyphen though; hyphens have a different meaning. A dash is OK.
    – Mr Lister
    Oct 31, 2017 at 8:38

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An em dash (—), not a hyphen (and not a semicolon, space, or comma), is appropriate; see this similar example.

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  • Thanks. So in general, the dash phrase can come in the front(in addition to the middle or back)? Oct 31, 2017 at 19:45
  • It certainly can. Oct 31, 2017 at 20:01

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