Hyphen Seminar

Margie Wakeman Wells Punctuation Precision, Research, The Hyphen Leave a Comment

In introductory remarks entitled “Where Have All the Hyphens Gone?” The Gregg Reference Manual suggests that what it calls “the hyphen mess” is simply going to go away because people just don’t understand the rules. And if you go on to read the 38-page chapter on compound words, I am fairly sure you will agree. Since – for those of …

Margie Wakeman Wells Research Leave a Comment

One of the most inconsistent things in English is the form of words: one word, two words, or hyphenated? And these forms change rather quickly sometimes; for example, most of our technology words have settled into the one-word, no-cap form — website, email, et cetera — from whatever they were at the beginning. (And, by the way, the One Word, Two Words, …