5 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2024
    1. When writing ranges of numbers, most style guides agree on the use of an en dash (although the AP style guide prefers a hyphen). Do not use an em dash.

      Use en dash for number ranges and no space either side

  2. Jul 2021
  3. Sep 2020
    1. We use the em dash to create a strong break in the structure of a sentence. We can use these dashes in pairs, as we would use parentheses—that is, to enclose a word, or a phrase, or a clause (as we’ve done here)—or they can be used alone to detach one end of a sentence from its main body.
  4. Jul 2020
    1. The em dash is twice as long as the en dash, approximately the width of acapital letter M.

      Em dash guidelines