Hi Lisa,

Dashes are tricky. Here’s how I learned it:

Single dash (hyphen) used to hyphenate words shout-out

Longer dash (en-dash) used to give number and date ranges 2017–2019

Double dash — the width of a letter M, (the em-dash), this is the Swiss Army knife of punctuation marks and can be used to replace the semi-colon in certain circumstances. Not all.

If you make these in Word the software creates them automatically.

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