Punctuation, And Other Typographical Matters; For The Use Of Printers, Authors, Teachers, And…

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byMarshall Train Bigelow

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE HYPHEN.--COMPOUND WORDS.--SYLLABICATION. I. The Hyphen. 1. The hyphen is used between compound words which have not by usage become single words, and where words are necessarily divided at the end of a line. In dictionaries and spelling-books the hyphen is used between the syllables of words to aid in showing the proper pronunciation. 2. The hyphen is frequently used where a prefix ending with a vowel is united with a word beginning with the same vowel, to show that the two vowels are to be pronounced separately, or where a prefix before a consonant makes a word of similar form with another of a different signification; as, co-operate, co-ordinate, pre-exist, re-examine,1 re-creation, re-collect, re-formation. II. Compound Words. I. Words should not be compounded where separate wror U will convey the signification just as well; and;epar.ite simple words should always be united in one 'The diteresis mark is sometimes used over the second letter in these cases, and the hyphen omitted. But the hyphen is preferable. The diaeresis, however, is used where, in words not compound, the vowel n is doubled, and pronounced as twosyllables; as, Laocoon, epizootic, zoology, zoophyte. when they are in common use, and when the words themselves are accented as single simple words. 2. In conformity with this principle, the number of words originally compounded, or written as two words, which are now commonly written as one, is large and constantly increasing; as, railroad, steamboat, slaveholder, byword, anything, anybody, everything, everybody,1 roughhew, heartache, raindrop, teardrop, nowadays, forever, forevermore. 3. On the other hand, many words which are now frequently seen compounded, or written as two words, may be found written as one in Spenser, Sh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE HYPHEN.--COMPOUND WORDS.--SYLLABICATION. I. The Hyphen. 1. The hyphen is used between compound words which have...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217537677

ISBN - 13:9780217537674

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