NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Use hyphens to join hyphenated compounds and break words at the end of a line.
Read the rules and examples for using hyphens. Then apply them in the practice that
Use a hyphen...
between words used as a unit modifier
His action was an ill-advised one.
before a noun.
He was a well-known general.
with prefixes when:
the dictionary so indicates.
the second element is a number.
the second element is proper noun.
they are added to words that are
re-cover [to cover again]
spelled like other words but have
the prefix is self- or ex-
and with the suffix -elect
to break a word at the end of a line or
cour-age writing. Break the word
Use the dictionary to help you divide
between parts of compound numerals
(twenty-one to ninety-nine).
to separate the parts of fractions.
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