Jul 18, 2016

En Dash

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    • An en dash, named for the width of a typesetter’s n key, is a little longer than a hyphen. It is used for periods of time when you might otherwise use to.

      • Examples:
        The years 2001–2003

        • An en dash is also used in place of a hyphen when combining open compounds.

          • Examples:
            North Carolina–Virginia border a high school–college conference

            • There are no spaces before or after en or em dashes. To form an en dash, type the first number or word, then hold down the ALT key while typing 0150 on the numerical pad on the right side of your keyboard. Then type the second number or word.

              • On a Mac, press the Option key and the Hyphen key to form an en dash.

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