What is an En Dash? - Use & Examples


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When is an en dash used?

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1. How do you type the en dash in Microsoft Word if your keyboard doesn't have a numberpad (like on a laptop)?

2. Which of the following sentences could have an en dash instead of the word 'to'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will quickly and efficiently test your knowledge of en dashes. You will be asked to identify when they should be used and how to create them in different word processing programs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you measure your understanding of:

  • How to find the en dash on your keyboard
  • How to creat an en dash in Microsoft Word
  • When an en dash can be used in a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as en dash
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where an en dash is on your keyboard
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to type an en dash in a Mac

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of punctuation, review the lesson titeld What is an En Dash? - Use & Examples. You will explore topics like:

  • The difference between a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash
  • What an en dash is a stand in for
  • Different commands for creating an en dash