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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hyphen's writing problem [duplicate]

I'm new in this website so if my question is inappropriate, obviously tell me.. Sorry in advance :D I'm writing a sentece and in this sentence there are two words that are near. These two words are: ...
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Should one suspend a hyphen when using “two- to three-digit” phrase used as an adjective? [closed]

Example Sally alerted her accountant to four to five digit revenue discrepancies in the budget. Should it be: ...to four to five digit revenue discrepancies or with a suspended hyphen: ......
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Commas with multiple compound adjectives

When adding commas between adjectives, I usually ask myself the following questions: Can I swap the adjectives and still get the same meaning? Can I add the word "and" between the two adjectives and ...
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What is the correct way to use hyphens when saying “eight to ten week cycle”? [duplicate]

A friend has asked about this and so far most seem to believe the best answer is: At the end of an eight- to ten-week project period, the team reports their findings and recommendations to their ...
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Should “heavy-duty” always be hyphenated when used as an adjective? [closed]

An example term: super heavy-duty construction
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Asymmetric hyphenation?

I want to talk about things being either “laminodental or apicodental”, but would rather avoid repeating “dental”. Omission of the second part of hyphenated compounds is straightforward (e.g., “user- ...

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