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Compare the two phrases:

... at a much reduced price...

versus

... at a much-reduced price...

Is a hyphen required here or it's unnecessary?

marked as duplicate by tchrist Nov 5 '17 at 19:04

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I believe it's a question of preference. Compound adjectives are often hyphenated, but it's not necessary. Use a hyphen if it provides clarity, when not using one would be confusing.

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