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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-checkout.txt8
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 8e2c066..6637251 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -263,11 +263,11 @@ section of linkgit:git-add[1] to learn how to operate the `--patch` mode.
commit, your HEAD becomes "detached" and you are no longer on
any branch (see below for details).
+
-As a special case, the `"@{-N}"` syntax for the N-th last branch/commit
-checks out branches (instead of detaching). You may also specify
-`-` which is synonymous with `"@{-1}"`.
+You can use the `"@{-N}"` syntax to refer to the N-th last
+branch/commit checked out using "git checkout" operation. You may
+also specify `-` which is synonymous to `"@{-1}`.
+
-As a further special case, you may use `"A...B"` as a shortcut for the
+As a special case, you may use `"A...B"` as a shortcut for the
merge base of `A` and `B` if there is exactly one merge base. You can
leave out at most one of `A` and `B`, in which case it defaults to `HEAD`.