Tag: hyphens

5 common writing mistakes that might trip you up

Wet floor sign: beware common writing mistakes

Every now and then I undertake a large proofreading job, such as a manual or an annual report. The most recent was a meaty 90,000-word operations manual. What I’ve noticed is that the same writing mistakes crop up time and

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The remarkable difference the humble hyphen makes

The hyphen may be small, but its presence – or absence – in a word can make an enormous difference to the meaning. The English language includes several instances of words where the decision to add or leave out a

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