Using Hyphens with Compounds and Fractions
Your Turn Read the hyphen rules about compounds and fractions. Then read the paragraph, which needs hyphens. Write each compound or fraction and show where the hyphen goes, or print the lesson to mark your corrections.
- Place a hyphen between two or more words that form a single thought: all-star or off-key.
- When a compound adjective comes before a noun, hyphenate it: step-by-step instructions.
- If the adjectives follow the noun, do not hyphenate them: the instructions were step by step.
- Use a hyphen between the numbers in a fraction: two-thirds or three-fourths
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