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  • noun Alternative spelling of em dash.

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Examples

  • So for breaks in thought: instead of --, use — (em-dash).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • She is ever so glad the en/em-dash saga was safely entrusted to Paul last week having already head her eyeballs sucked from her brain line editing the week before.

    The Summer Reading Guide « Write Anything

  • So for breaks in thought: instead of --, use — (em-dash).

    Using proper “curly quotes” instead of "straight quotes"

  • That's not only a long sentence, with a confluence of colon, semicolon and em-dash that even the Horn Book wouldn't let you get away with, it -- I'm guessing -- entails some aspects of English history about which I know nothing and care less.

    Hard books

  • And more so than other aspects of writing, punctuation has the visual aesthetic to address; what other reason is there to choose between the hyphen, the en-dash, and the em-dash?

    2008 September « Motivated Grammar

  • The em-dash provides a signal that a line of dialog that is part of the manuscript begins, and helps differentiate between which character has begun speaking, but no similar indicator is made for pauses, interruptions, or for when the character stops speaking.

    May « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • The em-dash provides a signal that a line of dialog that is part of the manuscript begins, and helps differentiate between which character has begun speaking, but no similar indicator is made for pauses, interruptions, or for when the character stops speaking.

    11 « May « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • That's not only a long sentence, with a confluence of colon, semicolon and em-dash that even the Horn Book wouldn't let you get away with, it -- I'm guessing -- entails some aspects of English history about which I know nothing and care less.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Dialog within that manuscript begins with an em-dash, but still suffers from similar ambiguity.

    11 « May « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • Dialog within that manuscript begins with an em-dash, but still suffers from similar ambiguity.

    May « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

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