Re: Tricky question

Subject: Re: Tricky question
From: Mike <techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 12:05:53 -0800 (PST)

I think with the use of "based," I'd go with
"Canada-based."

"Canada-based" is an adjective describing the company.
"Canadian company" would also be appropriate . . .
where "Canadian" is an adjective.

--- Jane Bergen <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net> wrote:
> INTRO: For those who will no doubt suggest that I
> research this in a style
> guide, I've DONE that....and found nothing. If you
> want to suggest a style
> guide that addresses this question, I'd appreciate
> it. I really almost
> hate to pose this question, but here goes...
>
> My question is: Which is the correct method for
> using a place name as an
> adjective, when it is hyphenated with "-based" as in
> "Canadian-based
> company" or "Canada-based company"?
>
> I tried searching the web and found instances of use
> to be about equal. To
> me, the semantic idea is that the company is based
> in Canada, so
> "Canada-based" is more correct. Obviously, I would
> use "Canadian company"
> but the "-based" makes it different.
>
> Jane


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