DEFINITIONHyphens are mostly used to breaksingle words into parts, or to joinordinarily separate words intosingle words. Spaces should not beplaced between a hyphen andeither of the words it connectsexcept when using a "hanging"hyphen (e.g. nineteenth- andtwentieth-century).
EXAMPLESclear-headed low-budgetpart-timefull-time Example of ‘Off the Page’ hyphen mother-in-law Terri- twenty-one fying ex-wife self-evident cross-reference X-ray time-sensitive award-winning un-American self-respect, self-assured, self-control etc.
SOME MORE DEFININGThe hyphen (‐) is a mark used to join wordsand break sentences in a text which arenot the same. It is also used when a wordis too big to fit on a page (a hanginghyphen). When you use a hyphen, it’scalled hyphenation. The hyphen issometimes confused with dashes (‒, –, —,―), which are longer and have differentuses, or with the minus sign (−) which isalso longer and used in a completelydifferent way.
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How to make other dashes To make – You have to put the – in between two word, with a space at each end. To make-you have to put the – in between two words WITHOUT ANY SPACES. To make _ you have to hold the “Shift” button while pressing -.______________________________________________
LearningAfter making thisPower Point, Im nowcompletely sure I knowhow to use a Hyphenand when to use one.