Skidmore Guide to Writing Index
- Use a hyphen to indicate compound words:
- Use a hyphen to join two word units:
- Use a hyphen to avoid doubling vowels and tripling consonants:
Anti-intellectual instead of antiintellectual
Spike Lee is a well-known film director.
- Do not use a hyphen to form a compound word after a linking verb.
Film director Spike Lee is well known.
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