Does British English use a dash in between third-party, or is that for American English?

  • No one uses a dash. Perhaps you are thinking of a hyphen.
    – tchrist
    Nov 9, 2014 at 20:58
  • Apologies. I meant a hyphen.
    – JFW
    Nov 9, 2014 at 21:26
  • You can edit your post and replace dash with hyphen. Users on EL&U are sticklers for precision, but it's true the correct punctuation term is the one suggested by @tchrist.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 10, 2014 at 3:51

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I think there may be a certain propensity for using the hyphenated form as an adjective, but not as a noun.

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