Re: Real-world .... as an adjective

Subject: Re: Real-world .... as an adjective
From: sweeneym -at- msoe -dot- edu
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 14:30:31 -0500 (CDT)


David Wrote:
>
> Well, that's what you've got--an adjective phrase. If it occurs *after*
> the noun it modifies, though, it should probably not be hyphenated, as in
> "the seaman is able bodied," "testing in the real world," and so on.


AP Style guide says:

Many combinations that are hyphenated before a noun are note hyphenated
when they occur after a noun. (She works full time.)

But when a modifyier that would be hyphenated before a noun occurs instead
after a form of the verb "to be," the hyphen usually must be retained to
avoid any confusion. (The children are soft-spoken. The man is well-known.
Therefore, the seaman is able-bodied.)

-Melissa
TC Intern

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References:
Real-world .... as an adjective: From: Jon Jacob Jinglehymerschmidt
Re: Real-world .... as an adjective: From: dmbrown

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