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Em-dashes are not spaced hyphens

D. Ben Knoble on 16 Jun 2024 in Blog

Please use an em-dash—like this one—for parenthetical asides or for a gentler colon. Do not use spaced hyphens - like this - they are wrong.

I don’t know where this trend came from or how to stop it. I suspect

I can’t top Butterick on explanations, so please review Hyphens and Dashes for the different kinds and uses. I’m going to mention some input methods he omitted:

Collected examples

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