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use of hyphens in words

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use of hyphens in words

Postby abcde » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:33 pm

i am confused with the use of hyphens in words
i know hyphens link 2 or more words into an unit,
but when does it become a noun and when is it an adjective or adverb?

can hyphens be used to link up any combination of words?
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Re: use of hyphens in words

Postby Oriani » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:12 pm

Hi there! Thanks for asking.
You need to use the punctuation mark " Hyphen" in order to separate numbers (regarding to spelling). For example: Twenty-two, Thirty-five, Fifty-one and so on.
Also, you need to use Hyphen when you are going to justify text , Prefixes ( Ex-president, ex.girlfriend) compound words or joining modifiers ( ice-cream-flavored candy or she is a twenty-year-old lady) and some other uses.
One more thing:Be careful and do not get confused with Dash. That's a very similar punctuation mark

I hope it works for you.

Keep on practicing.

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