Re: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?

Subject: Re: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?
From: Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:15:12 -0500

Dick Margulis wrote:

> 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."

Unless we're writing the name of the
president and the vice president, we
don't capitalize it or hyphenate it.

Bonnie Granat
Technical Writer and Editor
Artisoft, Inc.
Cambridge, MA


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