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Behold the em dash, /lit/.

>—

How do you like to format your em dashes? Do you even use them? What do you use?

>Like—this?
>Like — this?
>Like--this?
>Like -- this?
>Like - this?
>Like-this? (I seriously hope you guys don't do this.)
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It's not really important except for the final draft given that when you change your formatting it changes sometimes.
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>No Like —this? Option
What the fuck are you doing, family?
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>Like--this?
I usually do this, and then I find and replace "--" with "—".

But that's only if I really care about what I'm writing. Otherwise, I just stick with "--".
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>>7639228

I have AutoHotKeys enabled so that I get a minus sign when I type two hyphens ("You take a −2 Strength penalty"), an en dash for two commas ("It lasted from 1860–5"), and an em dash when I type two semicolons ("And—get this!—OP is an autist!")
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OP was a faggot--- that everyone knew--- so jfjshdjbehfhsbejfbdh
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>>7641135

>"--- "

Consider suicide.
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>>7639228
Like—this is the only acceptable option.
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>>7641082
What's the difference between the minus sign and the en dash?
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>>7641826
The en dash is bigger.
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>>7641826
>>7641886

And lower.

minus: −– :en dash
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>>7639228

I write with them -- well, kinda -- all the time like this.

I probably use it once every three sentences in essays. Maybe more. I get complaints that I take too many detours in my sentences.
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>>7642001

This is one of this instances (just one, mind) where parentheses are more appropriate than parenthetical em dashes—ya dig?
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Em—dash
En – dash

It's that simple.
I usually use en dashes over em dashes desu. Using hyphens instead is pleb-tier.
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>>7639228
It's a toss-up between
>>Like — this?
>>Like —this?
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>>7641814
Hmm. I remember the triple hyphen being used by not-pynchon.
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Neither you fucking dumbasses.

>Like—this

It is a hair space: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/200a/browsertest.htm
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