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"N" dash and "M" dash

Posted By: Sheryl T

"N" dash and "M" dash - 05/18/15 03:21 PM

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?
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 05/18/15 06:43 PM

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.
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 06/07/15 01:22 PM

I found what I was looking for at Lisa Shea

She has a great article there on the N and M dash.
Posted By: Jana - Creativity Editor

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 06/07/15 10:10 PM

Thanks Mona! I still have problems with the "N" dash and "M" dash. I'll keep it for reference.
Posted By: Jana - Creativity Editor

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 06/07/15 10:11 PM

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.
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 06/07/15 10:21 PM

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!
Posted By: Jana - Creativity Editor

Re: "N" dash and "M" dash - 06/07/15 10:27 PM

You are busy daisybun. Origami is fun. I taught my great nephew and my granddaughters some easy origami...
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