Stack Exchange Network
Stack Exchange network consists of 181 Q&A communities including
Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
Visit Stack Exchange
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up.
Sign up to join this community
Anybody can ask a question
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
1 year, 3 months ago
Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers.
Want to improve this question? Update the question so it can be answered with facts and citations by editing this post.
Can I use an em dash to embellish the last word of the original thought?
I spent my career driving a
Ford F-150—the most reliable truck ever produced!
The new method is setup for
autonomous learning—the byproduct of which is self-discipline and independent thought.
Feb 6, 2022 at 21:22
131 1 1 bronze badge
Can you do it? Of course, you just did.
Will your readers understand it? I believe so.
Is that construction approved by the official grammar board? There is no such board.
Must you use an em dash for this? No, you could use a comma.
Feb 6, 2022 at 21:37
24.3k 3 3 gold badges 38 38 silver badges 81 81 bronze badges
By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our
Accept all cookies
Necessary cookies only