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Punctuation: a critically endangered species
24 July 2017

Punctuation: a critically endangered species

Punctuation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of written English. Out of fear of getting it wrong, some people employ avoidance tactics and barely use punctuation at all. Others use punctuation willy-nilly in the hope of at least getting some of it right.

Demystifying the hyphen and the dash
9 October 2013

Demystifying the hyphen and the dash

t’s hard to believe that a tiny stroke on the page can cause so much confusion and misunderstanding. Yet the hyphen (-) and the dash (a longer stroke) do just that.