BrainPOP

Hyphens and Dashes

Hyphens, figure dashes, en dashes, and em dashes--oh my! Those pesky little lines that all look the same are actually pretty useful, and quite different. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you what in the world a hyphen is and when we use one, and the difference between the different types of dashes. These punctuation marks may look like silly black lines, but this movie explains how important they are in our writing!

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How are hyphens used?

How do I make an em dash and an en dash on my computer?

Hyphens and dashes are so complicated! Why can’t we just use one symbol for everything?