Re: Let the grammar wars begin!

Subject: Re: Let the grammar wars begin!
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: Karen Mulholland <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:47:27 -0500 (CDT)

Uh oh. I'm in big trouble. I think I'm hittingt bottom. Because I CAN'T HELP MYSELF:

If it precedes the noun, it requires a hyphen:

A certain anal-retentive person could not keep herself from commenting on the thread.

If it follows, it does not:

Said person is anal retentive and probably cannot be saved.

Thank you, that is all.


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