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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
> However, the Microsoft Manual of Style states, "The current trend is
> less hyphenation. If there's no possibility of confusion, avoid
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