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Old 12-19-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
Jellby
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I think I've seen all these styles:

1. em dash everywhere:
His thoughts were confused—he had been drinking—and he did not answer. I would like to kn—

2. double em dash at the end (making sure there's no gap between them):
His thoughts were confused—he had been drinking—and he did not answer. I would like to kn——

3. spaced en dashes in the middle, unspaced em dash at the end
His thoughts were confused – he had been drinking – and he did not answer. I would like to kn—

I like 1 or 2 better, but sometimes 3 is more practical (when the reader does not break lines at an em dash).
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