Re: Hyphen Placement

Subject: Re: Hyphen Placement
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 12:33:49 MST

Kristin Hackney asked-->
I'd like to know which of these are preferred and why:

CD-ROM-based reference books
CD-ROM based reference books
CD ROM-based reference books

Many of us in our tech communications group don't like the
look of two hyphens in a row (as in the first example) and
would like to know if either of the others are acceptable.
==============================
Kristin,

Personal preference aside, the first example is the correct
example. The two hyphens don't look any worse than the hyphens
in "state-of-the-art computer" or "12-inch-wide board."

Bev Parks

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