En Or Em Or Maybe Hyphen: Keeping Up With The Dashes

Meet the Dashes, one of the most confusing families in English grammar. There’s Hyphen and his fraternal twin siblings, Em and En. (Sadly, they do not have any hit rap songs.) Though they all look very similar, En, Em, and Hyphen vary in length and function. The word geeks here had a chance to sit down and talk with this infamous bunch and get the facts about exactly what roles they play in…