Hyphens, Ellipses and Dashes…Oh my! Part 3 — “eM” dashes

by M. Richard Eley In this part of the series, we'll take a look at the often misused and misunderstood "eM" dash, also known as the long dash. As with the eN dash, the eM dash is named because the length of the dash is…hah, hah, surprise, not the width of an "M" but the... Continue Reading →

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Hyphens, Ellipses and Dashes…Oh my! Part 2 – “eN” dashes

By M. Richard Eley  In my previous article, we explored the wacky life of hyphens. As we found out, a hyphen's main use is to break or join multiple-word compound terms. This time, we'll look at the eN dash. The eN dash, like its brother the eM dash, is named for the letter length of the... Continue Reading →

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