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    Using Punctuation: Hyphen to Create New Words

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    A hyphen is usually used to form new words after the prefixes self, ex, all, and half. Also, a hyphen is used to connect any prefix to a proper noun, a proper adjective, or the official name of an office.

    A hyphen is also used with the suffix elect.

    self-portrait       all-inclusive
    half-finished       ex-employee

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