Are False Ranges Really a Problem?

 

The menu offerings at Joe’s Cafe are diverse, ranging from fresh seafood and meats to pastas and gluten-free entrees.

Believe it or not, a sentence like that can draw a lot of criticism because it contains something often called a false range. It's not an error, per se. But some readers (and editors) look down on using from-blank-to-blank ranges to talk about things that aren't really ranges. Here's what you need to know.

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