Hyphens

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How do I use hyphens?

Hyphens

Words gradually evolve from two words to hyphenated to one word. For example: bell boy, bell-boy, bellboy. Use a dictionary to determine the correct form. If it is not listed in the dictionary, assume two words.

   

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