En and Em dashing; Semicolons
En and Em dashes
En Dash Bad: We met her parents-an affable pair-at the park.
Em Dash Good: We met her parents -- an affable pair -- at the park.
Em Dash Bad: mother--in--law
En Dash Good: mother-in-law
This is how I feel when I see a lot of them.
This is how I feel when I see a lot of them used incorrectly.
This is how I feel when I read a semicolon story that has at least some of them used correctly.
This is how I feel editing semi-colon stories.
Semicolons are hard to use correctly. The circumstances where you need them are few. But if you insist on using a plethora of them, you are
And you might get a lot more of this
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