Let’s talk hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes.
Are you using them the correct way? Are you using the correct lengths? You are probably wondering about that second question, and we will get to it in a moment. But first let’s talk about what each one is and does. Much of what you will see is based on the AMA and CMA information. In other words, these aren’t ideas I pulled out of the air. You’ve been taught differently, then you’ve been taught differently.
Let’s take them by length order.
First to join us is the hyphen.
What does it look like? –
Where do you find it? You’ll find it between the 0 and the = keys.
How do you use it?
First of all there are several names for the uses of the hyphen. I’m not going to bother filling your time with names that may not even…
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