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Comma, the Commander

If you are an editor, you know the power of comma. If you are not, ask editors about it; they will talk about it for days. Comma is the punctuation equivalent of Lord Krishna, taking various incarnations to decimate the satans of the reading and writing world, helping...

Endashes reach out to hyphens…

I confess – I learnt endashes and emdashes only after I became a copy editor. In my previous post, “I have wondered what difference will it make when a reader sees an en dash.” For very long, I doubted if there is any reader – OK, when I say any, I meant...

A nerd and some hyphens

I have wondered what difference will it make when a reader sees an en dash. Will he think that it was some wrongly elongated hyphen, or will she make some educated guess? When I began as a copy editor, I hardly imagined that hyphens and en dashes are making the lives...

“Such as” parenthetical phrases

Commas are most probably the tiniest creature that can cause heartbreaks to any copy editor. The simple reason is that they are not solely governed by rules. Arguably, using commas have as many exceptions as there are rules. Consider such as for example. The such as...
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