The Hyphen with a Name

Margie Wakeman Wells The Hyphen Leave a Comment

…Ray Charles-inspired arrangement…
…Ray Charles-inspired and -motivated arrangement…

…John Andrews-led department…
…John Andrews-led and -directed committee…

When the proper name has a “suffix,” it should be hyphenated to the last name. If there are two of them, “hang” a hyphen in front of the second one also to show it goes with the name.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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