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** When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen? **

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I generally know how to use a hyphen, but when should I use an en-dash
instead of an em-dash, or when should I use a hyphen instead of an em-dash?

punctuation hyphenation writing-style dashes orthography

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edited Aug 20 '12 at 21:39
asked Aug 28 '10 at 18:28
kiamlaluno
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And there also quotation dash:
english.stackexchange.com/questions/28601/… – huseyint Apr 27 '12 at
18:10
6  

Another question arises: /en-dash/ or /en dash/? – Walter Tross Oct 28
'14 at


Source: english.stackexchange.com/questions/2116/when-should-i-use-an-em-dash-an-en-dash-and-a-hyphen


when is a em dash used


Dash - Wikipedia

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** Dash **

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For guidelines on dash usage in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style
§ Dashes.
Not to be confused with hyphen or minus sign.
For other uses, see Dash (disambiguation).

*This article contains special characters.* Without proper rendering
support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols.

—
Dash
– — ‒
En dash Em dash Figure dash

Punctuation
apostrophe ’  '
brackets [ ]  ( )  { }  âŸ¨ âŸ©
colon *:*
comma ,  ØŒ  ã€
*dash* ‒  –  —  ―
ellipsis …  ...  . . .
exclamation mark  !
full stop, period *.*
guillemets ‹ â€º  Â« Â»
hyphen ‐
hyphen-minus -
question mark  ?
quotation marks ‘ â€™  â€œ â€  ' '  " "
semicolon *;*
slash, stroke, solidus /  â„

Word dividers
interpunct *·*
space        

General typography
ampersand &
asterisk *
at sign @
backslash \
bullet •
caret ^
dagger † ‡
degree °
ditto mark ″
inverted exclamation mark ¡
inverted question mark ¿
note ※
number sign, pound, hash, octothorpe #
numero sign №
obelus ÷
multiplication sign ×
ordinal indicator º ª
percent, per mil  % ‰
plus and minus + −
equals sign =
basis point ‱
pilcrow ¶
prime ′  â€³  â€´
section sign §
tilde ~
underscore, understrike _
vertical bar, pipe, broken bar |  â€–  Â¦

Intellectual property
copyright ©
sound-recording copyright ℗
registered trademark ®
service mark ℠
trademark ™

Currency
currency sign ¤

currency symbols



₳ ​ ฿ ​ ₵ ​¢ ​₡ ​₢
​ $ ​₫ ​₯ ​֏ ​ ₠ ​€
​ ƒ ​₣ ​ ₲ ​ ₴ ​ ₭ ​
₺ ​ ℳ ​₥ ​ ₦ ​ ₧ ​₱
​₰ ​£ ​ ៛ ​₽ ​₹ ₨
​ ₪ ​ ৳ ​₸ ​₮ ​ ₩ ​
Â¥

Uncommon typography
asterism ⁂
hedera ❧
index, fist ☞
interrobang ‽
irony punctuation ⸮
lozenge ◊
tie


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash

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