Monday, October 22, 2012

Hyphen Nation: Third-Debate Moderator vs. Third Debate Moderator

A third-debate moderator is not the same as a third debate moderator.

Quick rules:
  • Use a hyphen between two words that work together to describe a noun, when the compound adjective comes directly before the noun. Maria shared her blue-ribbon recipe.
  • Don't use a hyphen when the two words come after the noun. Marie shared the recipe that won a blue ribbon.
  • Don't use a hyphen when the first word in a compound modifier is an adverb that ends in '-ly.' Sam bought the highly recommended book.

1 comment:

  1. This has even helped students around all those motivational objects which are considered essential with respect to all those possible values and instances.