How do you use Hyphens?

Can you explain to me hoe to use hyphens? I was thinking of using it in my blog.

14 September 2015
Hi Maahir,In relation to your pertaining question , Hyphens' main purpose is to glue words together. They notify the reader that two or more elements in a sentence are linked. Although there are rules and customs governing hyphens, there are also situations when writers must decide whether to add them for clarity.  Generally, hyphenate two or more words when they come before a noun they modify and act as a single idea. This is called a compound adjective.Examples:an off-campus apartmentstate-of-the-art designWhen a compound adjective follows a noun, a hyphen may or may not be necessary.Example: The apartment is off campus.I hope this explanation is helpful, if you have any further questions please don t hesitate to ask. Ali
Ali P.
14 September 2015
Hi Maahir, It looks like you've been given some great advice by Ali P. Here's a little bit more information:A hyphen (-) is the punctuation mark used to link two or more words together.The most common use of the hyphen is to create hyphenated compound words & phrases.The hyphen prevents confusion and makes sentences clearer and easier to read.Examples:Hyphenated compound words- anti-sickness- one-way - well-known -  seventy-two- user-friendly - full-timeHyphenated phrases:- up-to-date - face-to-face- one-to-oneThe rules for using the hyphen to create compound words/phrases are under debate - different dictionaries take different approaches.Try to follow the two basic principles below:1. Only use hyphens if it aids clarity 2. Try to be consistent in your usage Note: You should not hyphenate to join the words after a noun.Example 1:In this sentence a hyphen is required: This is a one-way street. In this sentence a hyphen is not required: The street only went one way.Example 2:In this sentence a hyphen is required: The well-known dancer gave a fantastic performance. In this sentence a hyphen is not required: The lead dancer was well known. Note: A hyphen never has spaces on either side. Correct: well-known Incorrect: well - knownHope this helps. :)
Clare C.
16 September 2015
Hyphen can be used in compound words like mother-in-law,father-in-law,stone-hearted,stony-faces.It can be used after prefixes:anti-corruption,antisocial,etc.It can be used in splitting words or to show a word continues the on the next line:...........inter-denominationalism,.........inter-tribal,etc.
27 April 2018
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