Re: Hyphenation

Subject: Re: Hyphenation
From: Janet Kiefer <MyPenName -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:11:29 EDT

The rule of thumb I follow is to hyphenate compound adjectives when they
precede what they modify (on-line help, pull-down menu), but don't hyphenate
a prefix and noun (subsystem). However, as with other rules of grammar, there
are often exceptions.



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