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FC: The Hitching Hyphen | score! | http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/pha0129l.jpg | Erin Annunziato

1: "The sign used to join words to indicate that they have a combined meaning or that they are linked in the grammar of a sentence" –Oxford Dictionary | Correct Usage pg. 2 Pithy Descriptions Phrases with Multiple Hyphens Numeric Expressions My Fravorites Incorrect Usage pg. 12 Hyphen vs. Dash Hyphens Used as Dashes Hard to Differentiate? | Contents | HYPHEN: | -

2: Examples of Correct Usage of the Hyphen | 2

3: National Geographic Magazine | Wissahickon TTimes Newspaper | Here the hyphen joinins two words to make one new adjective

4: Eats, Shoots & Leaves | Consumer Reports | The hyphen helps create compact, pithy descriptions

5: Consumer Reports | National Geographic

6: Phrases with multiple hyphens | National Geographic | National Geographic

7: National Geographic | Consumer Reports

8: Consumer Reports | National Geographic | National Geographic

9: Hyphens are commonly used to write numeric expressions. | "Okay, not a number but thought I'd point this hyphen out, too.." | Consumer Reports | Consumer Reports

10: Google Books

11: My Favorites | Consumer Reports | "Now what could that mean?"

12: Examples of Incorrect Usage of the Hyphen | 12

13: Uh oh! | Sometimes, hyphens are incorrectly used as symbols | 4 incorrect hyphens! | "A" Taste of Italy Advertisement

14: Common Mistake: Using a Hyphen Instead of a Dash | - – | hyphen | dash

15: A dash has spaces on either side, and is used to mark a pause or break in a sentence indicating a different thought: | Consumer Reports

16: Mixing up Hyphens and Dashes can be problematic... | If the sentence had read... | Example Sentence: | Consumer Reports

17: limo – like rear – seat leg room | the reader would still have thought it was punctuated awkwardly, but would have interpreted the sentence to mean that the car had a limo seat with leg room, similar to a rear. | I won't think about that too hard...

18: So | Ttimes Articles | Here, the hyphens are supposed to be dashes, which introduce a new thought | Remember: hyphens connect words, not thoughts, WITHOUT spaces on either side

19: 2010 Blue Bell School of Dance Recital Program | Horsham Township Library Event Fliers | Tuition Fees for Johns Hopkins CTY Program

20: Horsham Township Library Flier | Two hyphens do NOT make a dash! | Schirmer's Library of Music Classics: KAYSER | St. Anthony's Church Bulletin | St. Anthony's Church Bulletin

21: St. Anthony's Church Bulletin | CAREFUL! This hyphen is only incorrect because it is surrounded by spaces (hyphens can signify "to": 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM)

22: St. Anthony's Church Bulletin | St. Anthony's Church Bulletin | River Plaza Adress (Au Pair In America)

23: YMCA Summer Gym Schedule | St. Anthony's Church Bulletin | Eye Cream Advertisement Vogue Magazine

24: Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a hyphen and a dash... | Like here: | Highway Rest Stop Sign

25: Wow. | and sometimes It's very Easy. | Horsham Township Library Flier

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  • Title: The Hitching Hyphen
  • A scrapbook of correct and incorrect hyphen usage.
  • Tags: mr. gabriel
  • Published: over 5 years ago

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