en dash (–)
Definition - The type of dash that is — for the most part — used to show ranges.

Usage:

1. Use it to show closed ranges.

June–August 1980
9:00–10:00 AM
pp. 88–99
1983–1999

2. However, use an em dash for open ranges.

George Harolds (1927—)

3. Don't use it with the from … to construction.

from 1968 to 1972 (not from 1968–1972)

4. Don't use it with the between … and construction.

between 1968 and 1970 (not between 1968–70)

5. Use the word to instead of an en dash when a range might be misread as subtraction.

50 to 100 V (not 50–100 V)

Etymology -
It was so named because it is the same width as the letter n.



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