Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 06

Do they mean what you THINK they mean?

Are YOU using these words correctly?

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misunderstood words graphic

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Jun 01

Hyphens

I don’t know how many times I’ve gotten points knocked off of a paper’s score because of hyphen misuse.  Here are a few golden rules:

  • If you aren’t sure a compound noun is two words, look it up!  The dictionary is one of the best friends you could ever have.  If your new best friend doesn’t have the word, use a hyphen.
  • When using more than one adjective as a single thought, use a hyphen to separate them before the noun.
  • If you can correctly use ‘and’ between two adjectives, do so and skip the hyphen.
  • For numbers, always hyphenate the compound numerals when writing them out.

Those are a few of the rules that won’t steer you wrong.

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