How do you know if a compound word is hyphenated?

How do you know if a compound word is hyphenated?

There are a great many grammar rules regarding hyphens in compound words. One important rule of thumb to remember is that in most cases, a compound adjective is hyphenated if placed before the noun it modifies, but not if placed after the noun.

What is the example of hyphenated compound words?

Note that hyphenated compound words are most commonly used when the words being joined together are combined to form an adjective before a noun. For example: forty-acre farm. full-time worker.

What is meant by hyphenated compound?

Filters. (grammar) A compound word combined using hyphens, such as get-together, half-baked, two-tone, or broad-minded.

When do you use a hyphen in a compound word?

Compounds made of two words often form open compounds when used as nouns but may form hyphenated compounds when used as adjectives. Ex. “It’s in the living room.” (no hyphen) Ex. “It’s on the living-room rug.” (hyphen) Compounds made from more than two words almost always form hyphenated compounds.

Which is one word, two words or hyphenated?

Both words can stand alone as words. They can be one word, two+ words, or hyphenated. Examples: dollhouse, book club, half-truth. Both CMS and AP say if it’s not in the dictionary, make it two words: But hyphenate if you’re using it as an adjective before a noun: an open-book test, the nice-looking shoes, the low-quality carpet.

When to use a hyphenated compound in CMS?

If it’s an adjective after a be verb, CMS says leave it open, but AP says to hyphenate: The test was open book. (CMS) The test was open-book (AP) With a hyphenated compound: high-end-style bags = high-end + -style game show–style format = game show + -style (CMS uses an en dash, AP uses a hyphen)

Which is the correct way to write a compound word?

Compound Words. When two words are used together to yield a new meaning, a compound is formed. Compound words can be written in three ways: as open compounds (spelled as two words, e.g., ice cream), closed compounds (joined to form a single word, e.g., doorknob), or hyphenated compounds (two words joined by a hyphen, e.g., long-term).

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