Communication Tip #19
This week: solving the mind-paralyzing hyphenating conundrum.
We are to hyphenate compound adjectives that precede the nouns they describe. This seldom-pondered rule is often ignored because it is not perceived as a hard-fast one.
Here’s the confusing element: Following that noun, the adjectives are not hyphenated! So the conundrum is mind paralyzing and the often-ignored rule is seldom pondered and not perceived to be hard fast.
Happy get-it-right hyphenating!