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According to Merriam-Webster, 'in-between' is used as a noun or adjective whereas 'in between' is an adverb or preposition. Hope this helps.
I think the correct form would be actually: The man is sitting between the two women. So, neither. You are using between as a preposition here, so if you refer to the questions you gave as examples in your question, you should use just between.
The enacting formula of UK Acts of Parliaments (e.g. here's a recent example) ends with a colon followed by what appears to be an em-dash. Looking around this page, colon + hyphen appears to be common to a number of Commonwealth and British territories, though there are exceptions to that rule (e.g. Phillipines). Usage in legislation would seem to indicate ...
These are compound adjectives and should be hyphenated. The reason for this is that they don't make sense if one part of the adjective is removed. The following example has a list of unconnected adjectives and you could remove any of them and the sentence would still be grammatically correct: We offer professional, friendly and reliable service ...
Both same day and on site modify the noun service calls. Furthermore, same day is a remote reference for service calls, unlike on site, which is immediately before it. All the more reason for same day to be hyphenated. We offer same-day, on-site service calls.
Yes to both same-day and on-site.
The inclusion of a hyphen generally does not obscure meaning as much as its exclusion. If we read our Derrida, words can mean any number of different things to the reader, so there is little chance you can improve the two words' "meaning" with or without a hyphen: there is no one meaning, buy many. Many other style issues are more important, such as ...
The hyphenated form may be more popular in the US than in the UK. The British National Corpus has 2 records for teen-ager and 822 for teenager, whereas the figures in the Corpus of Contemporary American English are 1069 and 5824. Nevertheless, this nGram http://tinyurl.com/nl2s82w shows that overall the latter started to outdistance the latter dramatically ...
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