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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 I’m wondering whether hyphens might help. Also want to check the ...
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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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Hyphenation Query (Compound words hyphenated alongside adjectival phrases?) [duplicate]

Not sure if I've correctly titled this query; my grammatical lexicon is severely wanting. The phrase in question is from a short story, and is as follows: "More likely a second—floor-apartment ...
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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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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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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 (–) instead of an em-dash, or when should I use a hyphen (-) instead of an em-dash (—)?
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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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Use of 'as' instead of 'because'

Is the use of 'as' in place of 'because' considered to be poor grammar/style? For example I cannot come with you as I am too busy instead of I cannot come with you because I am too busy
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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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Correct usage of “all expenses paid”

I am confused on how to properly describe an all expense paid vacation. Is it an all expenses paid vacation or an all expense paid vacation, and are there any hyphens between all, expense or expenses,...
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Doubly hyphenated words

Consider the word quasi-first-class. Are the hyphens used correctly? Should the two hyphens be of different length to denote the distinction of the hyphenation? Is there a general rule to deal with ...
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Non in front of hyphenated adjective

If one wishes to add "non" in front of a hyphenated adjective, should one add a hyphen after "non?"
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Confusion regarding the use of peer-review vs peer review [duplicate]

In an academic paper, I need to use the term peer-review many times. However, not 100% sure when to include hyphen. Normally, I do not use hyphen when I say, for example: When students participate ...
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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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