RE: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up

Subject: RE: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>, Holly Deitelhoff <hdeitelhoff3 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:09:31 -0500

I would expect a lot of plus-ones (+1) from list members, and little or no dissent.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynne Wright
Sent: February-11-13 3:29 PM
To: Holly Deitelhoff; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up

The hyphenated form applies when the phrase "tip-up" is used as a modifier.

For example: "Use a tip-up action to change the angle of the table." "Tip-up" is describing the action, therefore it takes a hyphen.

Otherwise, not hyphenated, for example: "Tip up the edge of the table"


"Wipe the tipped-down table" vs. "After the table has been tipped down..."

In terms of whether to use a hyphen in the product name or not... according to the above rules, it should be "Tip-up Table". You seem to be implying that the product name sometimes takes a hyphen and sometimes doesn't. If they want to call it the "Tip Up Table" they can do so; but the name has to be consistent.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Holly Deitelhoff
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:35 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up

I am writing a series of manuals for a milling machine that has a work table referred to as a "Tip Up Table/Tip-Up Table" (via customer
requirement) and I am having a hard time establishing how I should handle the wording. The table is the noun Tip Up Table (with or without hyphens) - then I have the actions of moving the table, which are to be constituted as the motion tip up or tip down and their approperiate forms, tipped tipping etc... always to be followed with up or down. My battle is - do I use hyphens or not, and if I do, should I use them for the verb and not the nouns or vice versa - or use them everywhere or no where? Please help - HM Fritz

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Re: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up: From: Holly Deitelhoff
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