Dash It All!

OK, I admit it. I was working on my second master’s degree before I realized there was more than one kind of dash. I only took one grammar class as an undergraduate, and I can’t for the life of me remember if we covered it or not. We probably did, but that was fourteen years ago, and the memory gets a little fuzzy as we get older. (I’ll be 34 on Monday! *GASP*) Alas, my wonderful Shakespeare professor in grad school showed me the error of my ways, and I will never, ever, forget it.

Today, I’ll be talking about the different uses for the hyphen (-) the en dash (–) and the em (—) dash. I use both the hyphen and the en dash, but the em dash is one of my favorite punctuation marks! It’s right up there with the semicolon.

First of all, the major difference between […]

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