a beautiful face, young and innocent

WildWest

Senior Member
Turkish
Hi. The sentence below is from a book simplified for learners.

"She had a beautiful face, young and innocent."

In the book, a group of police officers investigate a murder case. Then, it turns out that there are more than one murder cases that seem connected with one another. At their meetings, the officers look at the photos of the murdered girls in detail. In the sentence above, an officer takes a look at a photo of one of the murdered girls.

The underlined part describes the girl's face, not the girl herself. Shouldn't it be separated by an em dash instead? Is it possible to use such descriptions in writing without an em dash?
 
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