Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation

Subject: Re: Phrasal adjective hyphenation
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:49:20 -0700


On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 2:39 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.
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