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I have seen some people using them while others not. Should I still use a suspended hyphen in the following snippet?

I have used upper- and lowercase in my script.

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Yes, you can use the suspended hyphen. Because they are compound words with identical second elements, the use of such a hyphen is acceptable.

  • Hello, Steph. This question has been marked as a duplicate, but if you look at the accepted answer there, you will see that it does not come across purely as opinion, but includes research and analysis in addition to not insisting that 'you should [always / in this case] use the suspended hyphen' (Fowler seems to go too far the other way). – Edwin Ashworth Jan 28 '18 at 23:43

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