A hyphen is a symbol used to join two words or two syllables of a single word together. It is not to be confused with dashes or the minus symbol, as these are all longer than the hyphen and serve different purposes in language.

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“A 1000-sqft room” vs. “a 1000 sq. ft. room”

Which of the following is correct? This is a 1000-sqft room This is a 1000 sq. ft. room Or perhaps neither is right and there's a better alternative?
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Why aren't there hyphens between compound words made of fantasy race and title/role?

This is more relevant to writers of fantasy and myth… I have seen mentions on the internet and in literature like “vampire king”, “demon king” and “demon son”—with no hyphens. Any particular rule ...