RE: Simple Hyphen Question

Subject: RE: Simple Hyphen Question
From: iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk (Iain Harrison)
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 23:34 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

> Since "error prone" is a compound adjectival phrase modifying the noun
> phrase "process of delivering a system," I believe it should be
> hyphenated.
> However, the Microsoft Manual of Style states, "The current trend is
> toward
> less hyphenation. If there's no possibility of confusion, avoid
> hyphenation."

Well, maybe. I prefer error-prone. Error prone suggests that it is "lying
down by mistake", rather than "likely to get into a muddle".



iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk
iainh -at- cix -dot- co -dot- uk

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