Lesson 422 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen in some compound nouns made up of a noun and a prepositional phrase. Example: sister-in-law
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack in the pulpit.
2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack in the box.
3. The sergeants at arms will escort him from the courtroom.
4. The ship’s captain enjoyed using the cat o’ nine tails on disobedient sailors.
5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will o’ the wisp.
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Answers:
1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack-in-the-pulpit.
2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack-in-the-box.
3. The sergeants-at-arms will escort him from the courtroom.
4. The ship’s captain enjoyed using the cat-o’-nine-tails on disobedient sailors.
5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will-o’-the-wisp.

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Lesson 421 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen in compounds made up of two or more words used as an adjective before a noun. This includes coined phrases. Do not use a hyphen when one of the words is an adverb ending in -ly. These compounds will add vividness to your writing, but one should not use too many. Example: I received a last-minute call.
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. The little lost girl had that I’m going to cry again look on her face.
2. Spies must have the I like danger attitude to be successful.
3. We found many interesting things in a forty year old trunk.
4. He gave an I dare you to touch me sneer to the others.
5. Did you read that hair raising story last night?
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Answers:
1. The little lost girl had that I’m-going-to-cry-again look on her face.
2. Spies must have the I-like-danger attitude to be successful.
3. We found many interesting things in a forty-year-old trunk.
4. He gave an I-dare-you-to-touch-me sneer to the others.
5. Did you read that hair-raising story last night?

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Quiz for Lessons 416 – 420 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. I need to get rid of my self denial if I am to recover.
2. Is that glass two thirds full?
3. I think that age forty five is rather late to start a family.
4. Our ex captain came to visit our football team.
5. Much anti United States sentiment seems to exist all over the world.
6. Long discussions continued on the mid Atlantic items.
7. His fault was that he was a self made man who loved his creator.
8. I hope to get in the ninety fifth percentile.
9. The one third minority objected to the ruling.
10. Many are worried about our vice president’s health.
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Answers:
1. I need to get rid of my self-denial if I am to recover.
2. Is that glass two-thirds full?
3. I think that age forty-five is rather late to start a family.
4. Our ex-captain came to visit our football team.
5. Much anti-United States sentiment seems to exist all over the world.
6. Long discussions continued on the mid-Atlantic items.
7. His fault was that he was a self-made man who loved his creator.
8. I hope to get in the ninety-fifth percentile.
9. The one-third minority objected to the ruling.
10. Many are worried about our vice-president’s health.

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Lesson 420 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen with compounds beginning with the prefix self. Example: self-centered
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. That man is very self reliant in all he does.
2. To succeed you must become less self indulgent.
3. To lose weight I must be self disciplined in my eating habits.
4. He started his college career with great self determination.
5. He refused to answer the questions because of self incrimination.
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Answers:
1. That man is very self-reliant in all he does.
2. To succeed you must become less self-indulgent.
3. To lose weight I must be self-disciplined in my eating habits.
4. He started his college career with great self-determination.
5. He refused to answer the questions because of self-incrimination.

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Lesson 419 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen with ex, elect, and vice when they are used to form part of a title. Example: president-elect
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. George W. Bush is now our President elect.
2. Some people wonder what will happen to our ex President.
3. Carter Jones was named vice consul to India.
4. Our vice president will now speak to us.
5. Our ex secretary will become our vice chairman next year.
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Answers:
1. George W. Bush is now our President-elect.
2. Some people wonder what will happen to our ex-President.
3. Carter Jones was named vice-consul to India.
4. Our vice-president will now speak to us.
5. Our ex-secretary will become our vice-chairman next year.

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Lesson 418 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen in a compound adjective in which the last word is capitalized. Example: un-Christian
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. He was accused of unAmerican activities.
2. He would not move to New York City because he was a totally antiNew York fan.
3. Some businesses have an unEuropean attitude.
4. His unIrish sentiments caused many problems for the family.
5. Road rage certainly should be considered unChristian.
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Answers:
1. He was accused of un-American activities.
2. He would not move to New York City because he was a totally anti-New York fan.
3. Some businesses have an un-European attitude.
4. His un-Irish sentiments caused many problems for the family.
5. Road rage certainly should be considered un-Christian.

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Lesson 417 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen in a compound adjective that is a fraction. Example: You need a two-thirds majority for passage.
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. For that recipe you need one fourth cup of cream.
2. Cut off three eighths of an inch from that board.
3. That bug is only seven sixteenths of an inch long.
4. A three fifths majority is really 60 percent.
5. The bylaws require a three fourths majority to change them.
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Answers:
1. For that recipe you need one-fourth cup of cream.
2. Cut off three-eighths of an inch from that board.
3. That bug is only seven-sixteenths of an inch long.
4. A three-fifths majority is really 60 percent.
5. The bylaws require a three-fourths majority to change them.

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