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"N" dash and "M" dash #892255
05/18/15 03:21 PM
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Sheryl T Offline OP
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Can somebody tell me about the m and n dashes? When is it proper to use them and how do you do it in Word and Works?


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Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #892271
05/18/15 06:43 PM
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The Punctuation Guide has a good explanation of the differences in usage between these two dashes.

When I use Word the em-dash appears automatically if I type something like this:

Dorado is the dolphinfish – also known as mahi-mahi – and it's a large predator.

But I can't help on the en-dash. I'm afraid I just use a hyphen.


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Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #893864
06/07/15 01:22 PM
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I found what I was looking for at Lisa Shea

She has a great article there on the N and M dash.


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Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #893927
06/07/15 10:10 PM
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Thanks Mona! I still have problems with the "N" dash and "M" dash. I'll keep it for reference.

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #893929
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daisybun, Lisa has some great origami! I used to do that a long time ago. I wish I had the patience to pursue it some more.

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #893935
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Maybe after I get a few of my books online, I'll start doing origami. Right now with getting this house up for sale, I am so busy!


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Re: "N" dash and "M" dash [Re: Sheryl T] #893936
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You are busy daisybun. Origami is fun. I taught my great nephew and my granddaughters some easy origami...


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