RE: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?

Subject: RE: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:34:03 +0000

Is there a separate development team composed only of non-native-English speakers?

Otherwise you might try, "My initial source material was a Word document authored by the non-native-English speakers on the development team." (Or maybe remove the first "the.")

Or is the entire development team composed of non-native-English speakers?

The three-hyphen string looks technically correct at first but it's actually modifying "development team."

Tough one.

Steve

PS - "non-native-English-speaking" functions as a single modifier in your sentence. Substitute it with another modifier and see the effect: "inimitable"; "irascible"; "dadblamed"; etc.


On Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:14 PM, Monique Semp wrote:

Hello, WR-L-ers,

It seems that all three hyphens would be need in this sentence: âMy initial source material was a Word document authored by the non-native-English-speaking development team.â But a three-hyphen string seems odd!

Is this correct?

-Monique

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