Know Your Dashes Hyphens and Dashes – What’s the difference? Infographic by Nicole Steffen If you enjoyed this article, please read these posts: How to Deflate those Inflated Phrases The Ellipsis Semicolons and Colons Between you and me Commonly confused abbreviations: etc., i.e., e.g. Posted on 17th February 2014 (28,937 views) Explore: Grammar, Infographic This article has 5 comments Cindy 19th February 2014 Emdash on a Mac is actually option+shift+hyphen. Macs don’t have an alt key. Renee 26th September 2014 I use this little cutie often ~just to add a pause ~ but have no idea what he is really for ~ do you? Ariannah 10th February 2015 Attn: Nicole. I would like to respectfully bring to your attention the errors in the text of your graphic. (1) In the second Pro Tip, it should read “use an” instead of “us a.” Also, a comma is used in this “Pro Tip” when it should be a semi-colon. A comma should NEVER be used without a conjunction to separate 2 independent clauses. This is a bad habit that is becoming all too common these days, and to be honest, it makes me crazy. (2) In the third Pro Tip, again, it should read “an en-dash.” Roger McKeon 15th February 2015 Not that it is that important, but the correct address for grammarist is http://grammarist.com/grammar/en-dash/ (en-dash, not em-dash) Roger McKeon 15th February 2015 Corrigendum – Sorry about my previous entry :(. em-dash is there also, just not as visible. Comments are now closed.