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Hyphens

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Megan Nguyen

on 14 October 2013

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Transcript of Hyphens

Interactive Activity
Online Quiz through Google Docs
Hyphens - Tiny but Important
Grammar Mishaps
Examples of Hyphens
The Grammar Rule
A Way To Remember...
How to use a hyphen...

There are seven ways to use a hyphen:
1. Joining two adjectives to create only one adjective in front of a noun
2. To join compound numbers
3. To prevent confusion or unusual combinations of letters
4. After a prefix
5. Before a suffix
6. Dividing words into syllables
7. Line Breaks
Sixty five years old
H-appy
Love-ly
M-ayor-elect
Work Cited
BrainPOP. Perf. Tim and Moby. BrainPOP. BrainPOP, 1999-2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.brainpop.com/english/
grammar/hyphensanddashes/preview.weml>.

Conrey, Sean M., and Karl Stolley. "Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL Search Page. The Writing Lab & The OWL at
Purdue and Purdue University, 7 June 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2013.

Fogarty, Mignon, and Erwin Haya. Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students. New York: Henry Holt
and, 2011. Print.

"Hyphens." Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar. Communication in Action. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall,
2001. 169-70. Print.
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The Hyphen Song
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
We connect adjectives
Numbers and fractions too
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
Before a suffix
And after a prefix
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
Clap-clap
Syallble dividing and line breaks
Also preventing confusion too
Clap-clap
H-Y-P-H-E-N-S
http://www.rockpaperink.com/content/column.php?id=72
http://blogs.adobe.com/indesignpost/2011/02/quick-tip-using-em-dashes-en-dashes-and-hyphens-within-indesign/
Common Confusers
To the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands"
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