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Em Dashes

An em dash is an extra-long hyphen that looks like this:

Em dashes are versatile. They can add parenthetical information—like this—or indicate a pause or break in the sentence like a comma or semicolon. Em dashes can also replace conjunctions to add a bit of punch:

How do you insert an em-dash?

Inserting an em dash can be tricky, as the method depends on whether you are using Google Docs, Word, or some other kind of program (as well as what kind of computer you are using).

To insert an em-dash on a Chromebook, follow these instructions:

Do not put a space before or after your em-dashes!