Re: Simple Hyphen Question

Subject: Re: Simple Hyphen Question
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- ptc -dot- com>
To: Iain Harrison <iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:40:16 -0500

Iain Harrison wrote:
> > 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".

Since there is a possibility of confusion in this case, Microsoft would
say to use the hyphen.

Bonnie Granat

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