[NTG-context] Use of em dash and en dash

Cecil Westerhof cldwesterhof at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 10:51:44 CET 2011

Until now I always used a - (minus sign) to define a sub sentence or for an
optional word, like:
    This is -now- not necessary,

I understood that normally you use the em dash for this. But for only a
word, this seems a little big. Could I then use an en dash or should I keep
using a minus sign?

In which other places should they be used?

Cecil Westerhof
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