English Grammar Lessons
Hyphens - Glossary of Terms
A hyphen (-) is a punctuation mark used to join the separate
parts of a compound word.
in "well-oiled machine")
in "6-foot shark")
Hyphens can also be used when a word at the end of a line continues on to
the next line. The hyphen is used to show it is the same word.
|Researchers have found a
way to elim-|
inate the need to keep milk cold.
is becoming rare in print due to modern word processors.)
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