from The English Language – Punctuation Marks on Rap Genius


The en dash. Not to be confused with the more common hyphen (above) or em dash (below). Named for its width, which is approximately that of the letter “n.”

Grammarly explains:

The en dash usually replaces “to” between numbers.

  • Please join us on Saturday, 1:00–4:00, to celebrate our son’s birthday. But you wouldn’t write, Please join us on Saturday from 1:00–4:00. If from precedes the numbers, you need to write to between the numbers.

  • The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots, 20–17.

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