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

Subject: Re: Real-world .... as an adjective
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 08:31:00 -0700


From: <dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com>
>
> The Unifersity of Chicago Press now takes
> the position that they hyphen may be omitted in all cases
> where there is little or no risk of ambiguity or hesitation.

Ned Bedinger wrote:

Just give me a style guide with a controlled vocabulary, and
*poof* -- these problems go away, and Bob's yer uncle.

Exactly. That's what I was trying to say when I included this in
the same message you quote above:

"For consistency, I *always* hyphenate compound modifiers--
that way, there's no ambiguity about whether ther might be
any ambiguity. :)

--David

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

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