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Hyphenation!
Common Core: 11-12.L.2a

Hyphenation!

Author: Sydney Bauer
Description:
This lesson introduces the hyphen and how it is used.
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Tutorial

 

Hyphenation!

Use a hyphen in the following situations:

Use hyphens to connect the words of a compound modifier that appears before a noun:

Use hyphens to connect the words of a phrase that acts as a modifier and appears before the noun it is modifying:

Use a hyphen when attaching a prefix such as: neo / pre / post / anti / pro / mid

 

Do NOT use a hyphen to connect a compound modifier following a noun! The correct example below does not have a hyphen.

Do NOT use a hyphen to connect the words in a compound modifier if the first word ends in –ly (usually an adverb). The correct example below does not have a hyphen.