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To separate the words that form the compound word.

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You use hyphens to make compound words that are not recognizable in common usage.


You will not use a hyphen if you do not intend to create a compound word.


Some compound words are joined by a hyphen.



Yes. "Hard-working" is a compound adjective, and therefore requires a hyphen between the two words. It is also correct to omit the hyphen and use the single word, "hardworking."


A hyphen is a "dash" that we use to put a compound word together. Such as 24-hour clock or 42-foot.


Compound words can be written with a space between the words, with a hyphen between the words and with no space between the words.


When join two words together with hyphen, we normally get a new compound word, which always signifies a combine meaning of the joined words.


You do not need to hyphen above noted. Hyphens are typically reserved for compound words and phrases such as long-lasting.


A dash is used to connect two phrases; a hyphen is used to connect two words. Here are some examples. I use a hyphen for the compound word anti-matter. I use a dash to create a break in the flow of my sentence -- if you know what I mean.



any number made up of two words - we use a hyphen in between them. This applies to any number between 21 and 99.


It means you are connecting two different words to make one compound word.


A compound word is a word made by 2 or more words joined together. Compound words can be written as one word, separated by a hyphen,or as two separate words.


A hyphen is a punctuation mark that is used to link words or separate syllables. The three main cases for their usage are to show word breaks, in compound words and to join prefixes to other words.


Yes. A compound word combines existing words and has a single meaning that may be more specific than the constituent words. (note that not all compound words are conjoined - there may be a space or hyphen)


Cookout does not have a hyphen, but it doesn't have a space either. It is a compound word.


There is no opposite per se for the word hyphen. Since it is used to connect a compound word, divide could be a stretch for the opposite.A:When dealing with compound words (such as higher-up) the opposite of a hyphen is a space. When the hyphen is used to break a word into parts (as might be found at the end of a line) its opposite would be an unbroken word.


As with many compound terms, it depends on the usage and placement. In general, if the words are used as a modifier directly preceding the modified word, the hyphen is required. Otherwise the hyphen is not used. Examples: * "We use only first-class ingredients." * "Your presentation was first class." Style manuals such as Words into Type and Chicago Book of Stylehave chapters detailing hyphen usage, and they're excellent references for any writer or student.


Hyphens are used to link words and parts of words. They are not as common today as they used to be, but there are three main cases where you should use them:in compound wordsto join prefixes to other wordsto show word breaks


Yes, a compound word is were two or more separate words (with their own meaning) are jointed without a hyphen. Oat + cake = oatcake (a compound word).


A hyphen can be used within compound adjectives, nouns, verbs, and numbers. Words such as twenty-one requires a hyphen because it is considered two different words. can also be used in the world's like Suffix. Prefix 1.-elect 1.ex- 2.-free. 2.self- 3.all- 4.great-


It is a hyphen used for the separation of words. It is a single short line set half-way between the bottom and top of typed or written letters. It can be used in compound words. Hyphen is also called a dash.


Always. ----- It's a compound adjective, a sort of "in situ" (Lat.). When the words are not connected, there is no hyphen.


'Forgetting' is a closed compound word, as it is formed by combining two complete words, for + getting. It is a closed compound word as it is written as a single word without a hyphen.



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