RE: Using M-dash and N-dash (legal)

Subject: RE: Using M-dash and N-dash (legal)
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'Abhijit Sinha'" <abhijits -at- newgen -dot- co -dot- in>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:48:05 -0600


About the part of your question about legal English (in the US, for
other places I don't know), here's a snippet of legalese from a
copyright notice and my edit. The snippet is clear enough, I guess, but
it is wordy, redundant, and comes off as being legalistic.
But being clear and unambiguous is always more important.


..Other than specified above, no part of the material of this Web site
may be reproduced in any form using any means without explicit, prior
permission in written form granted by..

My edit:

..Except for the above, no information or designs from this Web site may
be reproduced without prior written permission from..


Hope this helps.

Jim Jones doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net


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Abhijit Sinha wrote:

Can you please explain the differences in the use of M-dash and N-dash?
please let me know if there is any difference between legal english and
normal english (American or British). Please suggest..

Using M-dash and N-dash: From: Abhijit Sinha

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