Which one is the correct use?

I know that "award-winning" uses a hyphen and that "multi" needs a hyphen, but I'm not sure if the hyphen gets a double or single use in "multi-award-winning/multi-award winning".

  • I checked the Google Ngram, and it showed none of the results of multi-award-wining. I think the second one, multi-award winning is the correct one.
    – blackmask
    Jul 22, 2022 at 15:02
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    What's the grammar part of this question? Seems to be about writing to me.
    – tchrist
    Jul 22, 2022 at 16:02
  • Just "Award-winning" does not exclude several awards, and perhaps as an announcement less is more. Jul 22, 2022 at 18:13
  • I'd like to keep the "Multi-" in the beginning. Jul 23, 2022 at 14:12
  • Would the full context not make it clear that "Multi-Award" describes not (the successful thing) but only the "Winning" of it? By contrast, "Multi-Award-Winning" describes (the successful thing). Sep 3, 2022 at 0:50

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The answer with explanation can be found in the above link.

  • Link only answers are viewed as poor quality because they become useless if the link "rots". Jul 22, 2022 at 15:27
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    A bare link is never an adequate answer. Can you summarize what the link says? Also, make sure to credit the author.
    – Marthaª
    Jul 22, 2022 at 15:28
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    Using Quora for a definitive and authoritative answer is a little thin. Standards here are high; there, less so. My answers there offer the voice of reason, but only as my opinion. No hard feelings. Jul 22, 2022 at 15:50

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