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Many of our blog article topics are inspired by common mistakes we see in documents. Today's post is all about adverbs and participles.
When a compound adjective consists of a noun plus an adjective, hyphenate this combination whether it appears before or after the noun.
No aspect of style causes greater difficulty than compound adjectives. When a compound adjective is shown hyphenated in the dictionary, you can assume only that the expression is hyphenated when it occurs directly before a noun. When the same combination of words falls elsewhere in the sentence, the use or omission of hyphens depends on how the words are used.
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