#WWoW! Author's Craft: Hyphenate Modifiers #AmEditing #AmWriting

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Hyphenate modifiers.

Whenever you modify a noun with more than one word, you need a hyphen. Modifiers precede the noun and describe it in further detail.

You need to use a hyphen if you’re writing about a part-time waitress.
But you don’t need a hyphen if she's working part time.

Don't hyphenate modifiers that end in “ly.” These are okay on their own... so save it.
Your newly hired waitress doesn’t need that hyphen.


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