Re: QUESTION: Hyphenation of Compound Nouns

Subject: Re: QUESTION: Hyphenation of Compound Nouns
From: "Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:04:56 -0700

> ----------
> From: KDFisher[SMTP:KDFisher -at- aol -dot- com]
>
> If you have a compound name used with another modifier preceding the
> noun they
> modify; i.e, the name of a company:
>
> (Name) and (Name) related project
>
> Should the entire company name be hyphenated, or just the last of the
> two
> names; i.e.,
>
> (Name)-and-(Name)-related project
>
> -or-
>
> (Name) and (Name)-related project
>
None of the above. Put a hyphen after each of the names, thusly:
Name- and Name-related project
Example:
one- and two-syllable words
In most cases, however, it's advisable to change the word order,
avoiding the use of the hyphens altogether. Examples:
the project sponsored by Name and Name
words containing one or two syllables


Regards,

John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services
Federal Way, Washington USA
mailto: wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
(I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)




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