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En and Em Dashes Identifying Dashes
100
Width of an "n"
How wide is an en dash?
100
En Dash
Identify the dash:

She leaned over the stone and whispered, "1939-2019."
200
A "to"
What does an en dash replace?
200
En and Em
Identify the dash:

The workbook pages -- 37-41 -- were too had for Clarissa.
300
A colon, comma, semicolon, or parenthesis
What does an em dash replace?
300
Em
Identify the dash:

Everything he had prepared -- the potatoes, the carrots, and the green beans -- were cold by the time she arrived.
400
Extra information to show detail
The information inside the dashes is what? What does it show?
400
Em
Julie had finally arrived -- with two minutes to spare.
500
An en dash combines alike things, periods of time, and places. An em dash is used to show emphasis, interruption, or an abrupt change in thought.
What is the difference between an en and an em dash?
500
En
Identify the dash:

She was at college from 2001-2009.




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