Re: Common grammar question

Subject: Re: Common grammar question
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:13:02 +1100

On Jan 13, 2011 10:52AM, Phil wrote:
> I notice that the Apple Publications Style Guide
> determines hyphens for a compound adjective depending on where it appears in the sentence.
>
> e.g.
> 'black-and-white stripes'
> but
> 'stripes of black and white'
>
> (i.e. hyphens if the compound adjectival modifier is before the noun and no hyphens if it is after).
>
> That's a new one to me.

_Read Me First_ has the same recommendation. I thought
it was fairly standard as no potential ambiguity occurs when
the compound modifier is at the end of the sentence.

-- Janice

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