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...
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