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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

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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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