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We provide tests for candidates. Each test consists of several tasks. Each task may consist of several subtasks / sub-tasks / sub tasks?

So far we've used all these terms both internally and in communication with customers. At least we should be consistent and choose one over the other. But which one?

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    A "sub task" is a task assigned to, or concerned with, a sub. Write "sub-" with capitalized words (e.g. sub-Saharan, sub-Arctic), otherwise it's a plain prefix with no hyphen. Sep 27, 2013 at 18:55
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    Subtask. grammarbook.com/punctuation/hyphens.asp
    – AM Douglas
    Sep 27, 2013 at 18:57
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    Thank you guys, the answer and comments were all helpful.
    – Steinar
    Sep 29, 2013 at 10:47

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Using the guidelines from the above reference, the definition of subtask makes it a single word: subtask.

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    True, but the "reference" doesn't cite any conversation with God confirming that these are definitively "the" rules that must be followed by mankind. Sep 28, 2013 at 16:38
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    Thank you guys, the answer and comments were all helpful.
    – Steinar
    Sep 29, 2013 at 10:47

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