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The compounding and hyphenation of English words.

Alice Morton Ball

The compounding and hyphenation of English words.

by Alice Morton Ball

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Published by Funk & Wagnalls in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Compound words

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1175 .B29
    The Physical Object
    Pagination246 p.
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6092754M
    LC Control Number51009951
    OCLC/WorldCa317974

      How to Hyphenate Compound Verbs and Adverbs. Compound verbs (i.e. compound words functioning as a single verb) usually appear as two or more words (e.g. ‘was destroyed’, ‘was looking’ and ‘will be waiting’) and are thus not hyphenated. Compound adverbs (i.e. two words modifying verbs), on the other hand, usually appear as one word. A compound word is a word that is made up of two or more other words. Hyphens are often used in compound words either to show that when the included words are together they have a combined meaning, or to show the relationship between the included words. There are different types of compound words and you don’t need to use hyphens in all of.

      Exception 1: Hyphenated Words with Prefixes in Titles and Headings. If the hyphenated word in your title or heading starts with a prefix that isn’t a standalone word (e.g., pre, non, de), lowercase the second word. 5. Anti-trash and Pro-turtle Alliances Worked Together to Clean the Park. How to De-stress in Five Steps. Hyphenation is not an exact science, and not all style guides agree on the rules. The chief purpose of hyphenating compound adjectives is to avoid ambiguity. Most modern usage authorities opt for what The Chicago Manual of Style calls “a spare hyphenation style”: 7. Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and Compounds.

      One of the many exceptions to the conventions of hyphenation is that when an adjective is modified by an “-ly” adverb, the compound doesn’t get a hyphen. Pat uses these examples in her grammar and usage book Woe Is I: “That’s a radically different haircut.   The symbol (-) is called a hyphen in the English language. A hyphen is a short horizontal line used within words. The hyphen (-) is different from en dash (–) and em dash/ long dash (—). It is a symbol (-) that is slightly narrower than an en dash (–). The em dash (—) is twice as long as the en dash (–). They are different in appearance and usage.


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The compounding and hyphenation of English words by Alice Morton Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The compounding and hyphenation of English words. [Alice Morton Ball] -- The rules and list appearing in the author's compounding in the English language have been slightly revised and greatly augmented for the present volume.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The compounding and hyphenation of English words by Ball, Alice Morton. Publication date Topics English language, Kompositum, Wortbildung Publisher New York, Funk Pages: Here are some easy tips that will help you with how to use hyphens.

The General Rule Compound Modifiers. When you have a multiple-word, or compound, modifier, those words are hyphenated when they come before the noun they modify and not hyphenated when they come after the word they modify. This rule is in place to prevent confusion when reading.

The English language does not have definitive hyphenation rules, though various style guides provide detailed usage recommendations, and have a significant amount of overlap in what they advise.

Hyphens are mostly used to break single words into parts, or to join ordinarily separate words into single words. Spaces are not placed between a hyphen and either of the elements it connects.

Types Of Compound Words, Closed Compounds, Hyphenated Compounds and Open Compounds Table of Contents Types Of Compound Words1. Closed compounds2. Hyphenated compounds3. Open Compounds Types Of Compound Words When using the English language in everyday life, we sometimes realize that several different words must be evaluated together and offer a single meaning.

A compound is a word or word group that consists of two or more parts that work together as a unit to express a specific concept. Examples are double-check, cost-effective, around-the-clock, hand-to-hand, forward-thinking, eyeliner, and iced might also be formed from prefixes or suffixes, as in ex-president, supermicro, presorted, shirtless, or unforgivable.

When two words are used together to yield a new meaning, a compound is formed. Compound words can be written in three ways: as open compounds (spelled as two words, e.g., ice cream), closed compounds (joined to form a single word, e.g., doorknob), or hyphenated compounds (two words joined by a hyphen, e.g., long-term).

10 Example of Compound Words, Definition and Examples Types of Compound Words Closed Compounds If at least two words come together and form a single meaning, sometimes these words are written side by side, without any space between them.

People who make typos about such words usually write these words with a hyphen between them or separate the words directly. English compound modifiers are constructed in a very similar way to the compound noun.

Blackboard Jungle, leftover ingredients, gunmetal sheen, and green monkey disease are only a few examples. A compound modifier is a sequence of modifiers of a noun that function as a single unit. It consists of two or more words (adjectives, gerunds, or nouns) of which the left-hand component modifies the.

The Texas Law Review Manual of Style says this about creating a compound word: “When two or more words are combined to form a modifier immediately preceding a noun, join the words by hyphens if doing so will significantly aid the reader in recognizing the compound adjective” (20).

The “if” clause in that sentence is the tricky part. When a two-word descriptor takes the form of a compound noun (e.g., real estate, high school, sales tax), hyphenation becomes a matter of preference.

Some writers and editors identify the compound nouns as clearly understood units while others still hyphenate them to maintain stylistic consistency and remove any chance of confusion.

The book’s description refers to its attention to “questions of word-choice.” Whenever I see hyphenated compound nouns such as this, I feel as if I’m being whisked in a time machine to a bygone era in which hyphenation of word pairs was rampant: to-day, co-operate, tea-cup, and so on.

A perusal of the book Compounding in the English Language, 9 Compounding in the English Language (New York, ) and The Compounding and Hyphenation of English Words (New York, ). NOTES ON NOMINAL COMPOUNDS IN PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH can only be an adverb. The corresponding coordinative type German-Jius~ian.

How to Hyphenate a Compound Noun. Compound nouns (i.e. compound words functioning as nouns) are the most common type of compound word.

While compound nouns usually appear as one or two words (e.g. bookstore, notebook or moving box), in some instances they require a hyphen. Hyphens in Compound Adjectives The words in a compound adjective (a single adjective made up of two or more words) can be linked together by hyphens to show they are one grammatical unit (i.e., one multi-word adjective).

For example: I have sent you a three-page summary. (The words in the compound adjective "three-page" are linked with a hyphen to show they are part of the same adjective.). If a compound adjective can be misread, use a hyphen. General Principle 2 In a temporary compound that is used as an adjective before a noun, use a hyphen if the term can be misread or if the term expresses a single thought (i.e., all words together modify the noun).

Compound Words in English: Vocabulary Building (English Word Power Book 10) - Kindle edition by Joshi, Manik. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Compound Words in English: Vocabulary Building (English Word Power Book 10).Manufacturer: Manik Joshi.

Compound words in English are words that are joined into one word such as airplane, footnote, and notebook. Hyphens may be used to join adjectives used before the nouns they modify, and proper names.

Compounding Words. Compound words are word that are joined to form another word with a different meaning. The hyphen is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word.

The use of hyphens is called hyphenation. The hyphen should not be confused with dashes, which are longer and have different uses, or with the minus sign, which is also longer in some contexts.

Compound adjectives. A compound adjective is an adjective that contains two or more words. In general we put a hyphen between two or more words (before a noun) when we want them to act as a single idea (adjective) that describes something. I am eating a to-die-for ice cream sandwich.

Here, the phrase to die for is hyphenated because it's acting adjectivally to the noun ice cream sandwich. Ice cream is an open compound word. Unlike some other words, such as online, it has remained open rather than being hyphenated or gh the online version of Merriam-Webster doesn't provide an online definition of ice cream sandwich.Examples of compound words What a hyphen is How to know if a word needs a hyphen or not Choosing the correct spelling of compound words with hyphens Skills Practiced.

Knowledge application.In many cases this will mean that a hyphen will be sued, because many compounds can be read in multiple ways. But long familiar compounds will tend to drop the hyphen, because other meanings become improbable when a stand compound becomes a fixed phrase.

Incidentally, the APA link suggests hyphenating all words of a multi-word compound adjective.