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Montoya, Sarah ; California Portland Cement Company, 800 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

To hyphenate or not and one word or two are dilemmas often raised by common words in common usage. Examples are given. Generally, words that precede and modify a noun are either hyphenated or written as one word; combinations such as adjective-noun not immediately preceding a noun are written as two words. Some examples of print-media illiteracy are also given and explained.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-23 ,  Issue: 3 )

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Sept. 1980

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