# What is the difference between \cite and ~\cite? [duplicate]

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Why I should put a ~ before \ref command?

I see the two used fairly interchangeably but have never read what the difference is between them...

## marked as duplicate by Werner, Thorsten, Paulo Cereda, Stefan Kottwitz♦Feb 28 '12 at 16:48

• ~ is a tie ie non-breaking space. Say word~\cite{...} ensure that we cannot have a line break between word and \cite{}. It is also very hand for regular references, I usually use ~ in front of all my references. – daleif Feb 28 '12 at 16:45