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Asked • 06/17/19

Dashes vs. Commas vs. parentheses?

Occasionally I write sentences containing subparts with extra information. I never know how to block off this information from the rest of the sentence. Three ways I have seen are dashes, commas, and parentheses. For example:>When Bilbo sat down for a meal — his third of the day — he noticed the table was broken.>When Bilbo sat down for a meal, his third of the day, he noticed the table was broken.>When Bilbo sat down for a meal (his third of the day) he noticed the table was broken.Which way is correct?

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