Can you complete the following by inserting the hyphen in the correct place?
1. A solid, all-round effort
2. The well-known actor
3. My six-year-old daughter
4. The out-of-print newspaper
Exercise on en dash
Which of the following show wrong usage of the en dash?
(a) The starting time is from 6:30–6:45 PM
(b) We’re closed between January–March
(c) Please refer to pages 75–110
(d) Here are the figures for 1999–2000
Correct answers: (a) and (b) are wrong usage. This is because the en dash represents a
range of values and thus replaces the need to use the word ‘from’ or ‘between’.