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Hyphen use: convention for made-up words with a compound noun or phrase?

Apologies for the verbosity of the title. Example: "morse code speak". What should be hyphenated and what not? Facing this, I had informally adopted the practice of enclosing the compound ...
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What is the correct hyphenation of the sequence: “diffusion time dependent”? [duplicate]

The sentence in which I use it similar to the following: From this, it is possible to define a diffusion-time-dependent dimension. I am not sure if the double hyphenation is correct or not, but I ...
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Hyphen in consecutive adjectives

Is the hyphen necessary in cases such as: lexical-functional grammar (lexical functional grammar)??
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How do I write “something-based”, where “something” is more than one word? [duplicate]

I want to write "unsupervised learning based method", where "based" is referring to unsupervised learning. That is, it's (unsupervised learning)-based method, not unsupervised (learning-based methog). ...
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Which one is/are correct, “a rust inhibiting substance X” or “a rust-inhibiting substance X”? [duplicate]

I have talked about the correctness of these words with my friend. My friend says that both are correct but I think only a rust-inhibiting substance X Is correct. From my understanding, a rust ...
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When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?

I generally know how to use a hyphen, but when should I use an en-dash (ā€“) instead of an em-dash, or when should I use a hyphen (-) instead of an em-dash (ā€”)?
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Multiple hyphens in a word

Is it allowed to have multiple hyphens in one word? I want to use the word semi-self-sustaining in the sentence However, the ability to produce semi-self-sustaining stations is possessed by up to ...
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What is the correct use of hyphens and capitals in “Big Brother style pop competition”? [duplicate]

Not sure it technically should have any, but a Big Brother style pop competition feels like quite a mouthful as it is so Iā€™m wondering whether hyphens might help. Also want to check the ...
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Hyphenating “Pulitzer Prize winning” as adjective

I'm looking for authority on hyphenating the following phrase with a compound modifier. Which is correct? She was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, or She was a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, or ...
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How should a multiple-word noun be punctuated within a compound adjective? [duplicate]

I would like to use a noun made of multiple words (like particle board, Mount Everest, or windscreen wiper) in a compound adjective with a hyphen. But I don't know how to hyphenate such a composition....
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Hyphenating multi-word phrases [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out whether or not to hyphenate a new medical-related phrase, "post birth control syndrome." I know Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is hyphenated, but that seems to make sense ...
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Why is it example-based methods but machine learning? [duplicate]

I was wondering what the exact rules are concerning hyphens, I know that they should be used to combine words that are used together but I'm not sure why for example "example-based methods" use a ...
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How do you hyphenate compounds that already have hyphens? [duplicate]

For example, if something happened in the pre-Christian era, is it a pre-Christian-era event, or pre-Christian era event To give another example -- we say "low-sodium diets", but would you say that ...
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Hi. What does ex- muslim Pakistani mean gramatically? [closed]

Does it mean neither a muslim nor a pakistani anymore? Or it means muslim and ex pakistani. I will be very thankfull if you people kindly elaborate this for me.
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Should I use “ related” or “-related”

What is the correct use of the term "related?" For example, should I use it like computer related, or is it more proper to use computer-related (where the word "computer" is just part of my example?)...

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