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In Writing, Are You Confused with eN-Dashes, eM-Dashes and Hyphens?

In Writing, Are You Confused with eN-Dashes, eM-Dashes and Hyphens?

Avoid hyphen, en-dash and em-dash (ndash and mdash, n-dash and m-dash) Confusion
The use of dashes is inconsistent in lots of writing—regardless of the writer is (amateur or long-timer). The hyphen, em-dash and en-dash crop-up all the time while you’re using Microsoft Word, but most don’t know why and we use the different dashes inconsistently.
What’s the visual difference between the n-dash and m-dash?
The n-dash is about as wide as an uppercase N; the m-dash (or …

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