Dashes and Hyphens between Dates (with Examples)

Dashes between Dates and Numbers

The dash is used between ranges. These are often date ranges. For example:
  • Between times: 1200–1600
  • Between times: 6 am–8 am
  • Between days: Monday–Friday
  • Between dates: 12–15 October
  • Between months: June–August
  • Between years: 1967–1969
The dash can be used for any range. For example:
  • Pages 2–4
  • 100–150 people
Note: Your readers will assume these ranges are inclusive; i.e., the ranges include the values that bound the ranges.

See Also

Using apostrophes Using brackets parentheses Using colons Using commas Using dashes Using hyphens Using quotation marks Using semicolons