Monday, 24 November 2014

How to use a hyphen correctly?

What is a hyphen?


The use of a hyphen is often overlooked but when used properly can give your work a more professional feel. Hyphens are used when combining words in a sentence.



What are the functions of a hyphen?

  • To combine the word self with a noun
  • To illustrate adjectives that are formed by combining words

How to use a hyphen to combine the word self with a noun?

This is really simple.

Self-confidence

Self-loathing

How to use a hyphen to illustrate adjectives that are formed by combining words?

The pedlar was a nik-nak man.

He was a new-age wizard.


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