A point at which a word is split between two lines of text by means of a hyphen.
- ‘And of course Syriac has, like all Semitic languages, word breaks.’
- ‘In 1986, the Press published a third work, The Oxford Spelling Dictionary, compiled by R. E. Allen, which also gives word divisions.’
- ‘Nor do her choppy word divisions sound trite.’
- ‘Try it though, it's good; with capitals and word breaks and all, it turns very quickly into a basic form of beat poetry.’
- ‘All the word breaks and line lengths have been worked out for them; when a line has a few extra characters, and needs to be slightly condensed, the text is highlighted in green.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.