Re: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?

Subject: Re: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 16:46:07 -0500

"Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA> wrote:

>Whatever "some" may say, the dictionary always sets it with a hyphen

In Canada, yes, perhaps. But in the US, where we have a President and a Vice President (caps used when we are writing about people elected to those Federal offices), the word is not hyphenated. The exception is in the formation of a compound adjective, "vice-presidential."


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