Hyphens and Compound Nouns

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How do I use hyphens?

Hyphens and Compound Nouns

Note the following differences:

I am writing as a follow-up to ...
I am going to follow up on ...

1999 tax year
tax-year 1999

The explanation? A compound noun becomes hyphenated when used as an adjective.



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