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Lesson 418

Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

 

Use a hyphen in a compound adjective in which the last word is capitalized. Example: un-Christian

 

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

 

1. He was accused of unAmerican activities.

 

2. He would not move to New York City because he was a totally antiNew York fan.

 

3. Some businesses have an unEuropean attitude.

 

4. His unIrish sentiments caused many problems for the family.

 

5. Road rage certainly should be considered unChristian.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. He was accused of un-American activities.

 

2. He would not move to New York City because he was a totally anti-New York fan.

 

3. Some businesses have an un-European attitude.

 

4. His un-Irish sentiments caused many problems for the family.

 

5. Road rage certainly should be considered un-Christian.

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