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Grammar nerds, quit cringing every time you’re forced to write “–” when you really wanted “—.” Hold down the hyphen key to reveal three more marks: an en dash, em dash, and bullet. Drag your finger to the em dash (or whichever you need), and your correct punctuation appears. Voila! Whether you’re shooting a text or drafting a work email, avoid these punctuation mistakes even smart people make.
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You don’t need to change your keyboard language to access the characters needed to write “résumé” instead of “resume.” Just do a long press on the E key. After a second or so, new options will show up, from È to Ȩ. Same goes for any other accent, tilde, or umlaut you might need; you’ll find all the options under the corresponding letter (or punctuation mark if you want an inverted question mark or exclamation point). Find out why keyboard letters aren’t in alphabetical order.