Re: Common grammar question

Subject: Re: Common grammar question
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:30:45 -0800

This rule may be too broad, depending on what you mean by "serving as
a single adjective." If I say that Macbeth is a deeply flawed
character, I certainly don't need a hyphen. Or here's one I often see
hyphenated, but I wouldn't: His operation ran like a well oiled
machine. ...RM

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Susan W Gallagher <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> "use a hyphen to join two or more words serving as a single adjective before
> a noun" from


Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- pacbell -dot- net>
Berkeley, California

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