Re: Re[2]: QUESTION: Hyphenation of Compound Nouns

Subject: Re: Re[2]: QUESTION: Hyphenation of Compound Nouns
From: "Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 13:06:20 -0700

> ----------
> From: Diane Williams[SMTP:Diane_Williams -at- fcs -dot- usda -dot- gov]
>
> "Name and Name" in Kathy's example is an open compound noun and
> needs to be
> treated as one term: such as "Smith and Wesson-related firearms
> legislation." Smith and Wesson (the firearms company) is one
> entity here
> and the entire open compound noun should be linked to the adverb
> to form
> the compound modifier with just one hyphen.
>
You're right, of course. I misinterpreted her question. I didn't
realize the two names were part of the same company name. I thought she
meant like
Microsoft- and Netscape-related standards

10 demerits for me.



Regards,

John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
(I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)




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