Sentence Within a Sentence

If a question is dropped inside a statement or question, put a pair of dashes around it and a question mark after it.

...He was standing near -- were you aware of him at the time? -- the desk of the boss.
...I am going to read to you -- can you hear me? -- from your deposition of yesterday.

Do not cap after a dash unless the word ALWAYS has to be capped.

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Happy punctuating!