Re: hyphenated word grammar question

Subject: Re: hyphenated word grammar question
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 22:37:02 -0400

I'm not going to trade in my car. Its trade-in value is negligible. I've had other trade-ins that were worth a fair amount though.

Trade in your pencil stub for a new pencil or go without.

I cannot find any examples with In capitalized, though, unless you are using upstyle headings.



Marie Parker wrote:


Through out the interface that I am working on the word trade-in is spelled 8 different ways:
1. trade in
2. trade-in
3. Trade-in
4. Trade in
5. Trade-In
6. Trade In
7. trade-in's
8. trade-ins

I'm am thinking that unless it is part of a registered trademark, the three correct spellings are trade-in, Trade-in, and trade-ins. Does anyone have any information to the contrary?

Marie Parker

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