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Hyphens instead of em dashes

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lilyb84 Tue 03-Jan-17 16:53:54

Sent a cover letter for a job today then realised I hadn't corrected the hyphens in three sentences to em dashes. This despite saying I have a "keen attention to detail". Sob.

Now, if I get an interview, do I refuse on the grounds their standards are too low? grin

Grittyshunts Tue 03-Jan-17 18:21:28

grin love it.

CommonFramework Mon 30-Jan-17 23:00:50

Why would you use em dashes in UK English? They're only used in US English... Do you mean en rules?

Good luck with the job!

AdoraBell Mon 30-Jan-17 23:03:49

Good luck.

I won't pretend to know what an em dash is <uneducated>

CommonFramework Mon 30-Jan-17 23:13:41

They're those long dashes used to show interrupted speech in fiction, Adorabell..

Oops, op, just realised they do have one use in the uk!

AdoraBell Mon 30-Jan-17 23:20:50

Ah, thank you Common

ErrolTheDragon Mon 30-Jan-17 23:26:43

The only real use for the 'em' and 'en' printers measures is in Scrabble.

I'm sure they'll think you're the :- wink

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