January 27, 2015

Punctuation: Hyphen

Smaller than a dash, the hyphen brings words together rather than setting them apart.Use a hyphen to form compound modifiers. COMPOUND MODIFIER: The Definition: Two or more words are acting as a single modifier for a noun. The Clue: They … [Read more...]

Small Things that Matter #4: Hyphen Hassles


Perhaps no piece of punctuation gives us more trouble than the hyphen, in particular when we are trying to decide whether to hyphenate a compound modifier. In that realm, the average writer is as consistent as the stock market these days. So, … [Read more...]