Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation

Subject: Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:15:15 -0700

It was a marketing datasheet, so to misquote Chinatown: "Forget it
Chris. It's Marketing."

A happy ending though (unlike Chinatown)--they agreed to rewrite their
heading to Traceability Across the Product.

Chris

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Is there more than one kind of product traceability? Like, is there
> Across-the-product traceability and also just-some-part-of-product
> traceability? If not, the heading should be nothing but "Traceability". No
> need to waste keystrokes to add a specification that isn't necessary.
>
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:39 PM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> I was reviewing a datasheet that had the following heading:
>>
>> Across the Product Traceability
>>
>> I argued that it should be Across-the-Product Traceability for ease of
>> reading and because it is a compound/phrasal adjective. If you don't
>> hyphenate it, it appears as Across the [Product Traceability] as
>> opposed to [Across the Product] Traceability.
>>
>> And if it appeared after the noun, one would not hyphenate it, thus
>> "Traceability Across the Product". I think that is actually the best
>> answer.
>>
>> What say you, grammarians?
>>
>> Chris
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and
>> content development | http://techwhirl.com
>>
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>
>> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
>>
>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
>> techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>
>>
>> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
>> http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and
>> info.
>>
>> Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online
>> magazine at http://techwhirl.com
>>
>> Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public
>> email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
>
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | http://techwhirl.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


Follow-Ups:

References:
Phrasal adjective hyphenation: From: kafkascampi
Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation: From: Keith Hood

Previous by Author: Phrasal adjective hyphenation
Next by Author: Re: Transferable skills of a Tech Writer
Previous by Thread: Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation
Next by Thread: Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads