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July 06, 2009

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Martin

There is another fine distinction: that between "no one" and "no-one". Rarely is the distinction made. "No-one" means nobody. "No one" means "not a single" as in "No one man can lift this unaided". For more on this, see http://www.queens-english-society.com/errors_one.html

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Thanks, Martin. The word "no one" is never hyphenated in the United States.

Lynn

Credit Repair

It is depend on the expert. For me both sentence "well known for his philanthropy" or "well-known for his philanthropy" is the right and same meaning.

PM

So, 'well-known' is the participle behaving like an adjective and 'well known' is a verb qualified by an adverb, is that correct?

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

"Well known" is not a verb. Although you did not give a sample sentence, "well known" is likely to follow the verb "is" or "are." You may describe it as a "subject complement" or a "predicate adjective."

Lynn

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