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Chapter 10 - Hyphen

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Introduction

The hyphen is one of the most underused, one of the most incorrectly used, and one of the most important punctuation marks in writing.

It plays a role in showing ranges of numbers. It often incorrectly appears in words beginning with prefixes. And it is often totally missing from compound words, particularly the phrasal adjective.

 

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummings
    In the second paragraph of the introduction, "totally missing" is redundant. Delete "totally."
    LikeReply 27 years ago

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