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The use of hyphen in consecutive compounds [duplicate]

I am not that punctuation-savy, so I have one question for my research title. Currently it is Social crowdfunding: individual- and project-related determinants of success. Empirical ...
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Omitting common word in all but last item in a list? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if lists comprised of similar or related words/phrases can be shortened by omitting the root/suffix/word that they have in common except in the last item in the list. Examples: "We ...
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Correct usage of suspended hyphens [duplicate]

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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How to hyphenate this phrase [duplicate]

I know that compound adjectives like "goal-oriented" get hyphenated before a noun, but how would you deal with two sets of compound words that both end in "oriented"? It would be ...
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Can I omit part of a compound word when it's repeated? [duplicate]

Is it correct to omit term in the following sentence? Or must I repeat it like in sentence 2? The short- and long-term projections are completed. The short-term and long-term projections are ...
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I need to use two compound words in a sentence and their first component is the same. Do I start the second word with a hyphen? [duplicate]

I need to write the following sentence in a description of a book's binding: "Printer's wrappers, housed in a cloth-backed and cloth-edged card slipcase." This seems clunky to me, and I ...
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Two compound adjectives together [duplicate]

If we want to use compound adjectives like "result-oriented" and "client-oriented" together to describe a person, how do we use the hyphen? A result and client-oriented person. A ...
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How to use two prefixes "comma" "and" stem in two situations [duplicate]

My native language is Dutch. We have a subtle, but useful way of combining the ingredients: Prefix (+ comma) + and + Prefix + stem. However, I do not know whether the same rules apply in the English ...
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How to combine these two phrases? size-based and color-based [duplicate]

I want to write: "We design color-based and size-based models." Meaning that we design a color-based model and also a size-based model. Isn't it more appropriate to write: "We design color/size-...
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Hyphenation for "300 or 400 level" [duplicate]

Since "400 level" should be hyphenated as "400-level", should "300 or 400 level" be hyphenated as "300- or 400-level," or is there another way to write this?
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Prefix hyphen and another prefix hyphen [duplicate]

In a sentence reading peri- and post-stimulus is the first hyphen necessary? If not, what alternative structure should be used?
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Using multiple hyphens in a phrase [duplicate]

First-time poster. I hope I am posting appropriately and following protocol. I looked at the other sections and this seemed to me to be the correct place. Very quick and simple question. Hyphens are ...
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Question about hyphenation [duplicate]

The hyphenation of this sentence is throwing me off, and I want to make sure I have them in the right place. Here's the sentence: Each member of our team is mid- to senior-level.
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How do I hyphenate two locations? [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to hyphenate two locations in a single sentence. For instance: "A New York and London-based agency focused on making brands heard." or "A New York- and London-based agency ...
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Using a hyphen with in conjunction with an 'and/or' phrase [duplicate]

I came across a weird phrase when I was proofreading something and I am not sure how to handle it and I cannot come up with a good search term to find any info on Google either. Then sentence goes ...
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