Hyphenating to a Compound Noun

Margie Wakeman Wells Uncategorized Leave a Comment

When you have a compound noun that is separate words and it is being used as an adjective in front of a noun, it is not hyphenated.

…real estate deal…
…social security payment…

When there is a prefix or suffix for the compound noun, hyphenate it to the front or back of the noun; however, do not hyphenate the compound noun.

…post-high school days…
…Los Angeles County-wide ban…

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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