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Compound Adjectives and -ly Adverbs

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Never Hyphenated

Also pay special attention to compounds formed with an adverb ending in ‑ly followed by a past participle, present participle, or other adjective. These compounds are never hyphenated:

widely used procedure (-ly adverb + past participle) publicly traded stock (-ly adverb + past participle) rapidly increasing revenues (-ly adverb + present participle) privately held corporation (-ly adverb + past participle) newly rich nation (-ly adverb + adjective)

 

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  • Gayp Gayypov
    Gayp Gayypov
    I want to know why those can't be hyphenated?
    LikeReply4 years ago
  • Gayp Gayypov
    Gayp Gayypov
    So you say that we can't use "deeply-rooted". I mean is that grammatically incorrect?
    LikeReply4 years ago

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