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


Develop HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 ($100 STC Discount)
**New Dates!!** San Francisco (Apr 16-17), San Jose (Mar 29-30) or 800-646-9989.

IPCC 01, the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference,
October 24-27, 2001 at historic La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: OT: Re: Deja Vu(e)
Next by Author: Volunteer Work on a Resume?
Previous by Thread: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?
Next by Thread: RE: Hyphenation of a word: vice-president?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads