Episode 7

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Published on:

25th Dec 2019

S3E7: How to use en dashes

Denise and Louise discuss en dashes, or en rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Parenthetical use
  • Indicating number spans
  • Placement in dialogue interrupted by narrative description
  • Linking in adjectival compounds
  • Showing faltering speech
  • Indicating a relationship/alternative
  • Profanity

Editing bites

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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