FAQ: Introduction to Regular Expressions - Anchors

This community-built FAQ covers the “Anchors” exercise from the lesson “Introduction to Regular Expressions”.

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Earlier we learn that the ^ character is to negate a character set. Am I correct in thinking that the only difference is that one is inside and the other is not? So ^ outside of indicates where it should begin and [^…] negates the set?