When I was typing this sentence "And on the other hand, some user actions don't trigger the same response." my spell checker mentioned that I might put a hyphen between 'other' and 'hand' and use 'other-hand'.

So in this sentence is a hyphen placed between 'other' and 'hand'?


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No, no hyphen is needed (and indeed it would be wrong to put one in this case). You are right to doubt your spell-checker :-)

  • Agreed. I imagine that the spell-checker's programmer was thinking of something like "off-hand", which would be hyphenated.
    – Wayne
    May 16, 2011 at 13:01

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