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December 30, 2019


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Patty Rechberger

Great post, as usual! I added the creation of a style sheet to my (short) list of 2020 professional resolutions.

The error that jumped at me the most in 2019 was the use of hyphenated words. This comes up frequently at the company I work for, and I feel like I am constantly adding a hyphen between words before a noun. It is becoming a pet peeve.

Happy new year! (I was not aware that we should not capitalize "new" and "year" in this phrase. Thank you for helping me become a better writer!)

Business Writing Blog

Patty, nice to hear from you! I agree about the missing hyphens. They seem to be missing everywhere. I notice their absence most often in constructions such as "third floor apartment" and "two day sale." Grammarly (the free version) just highlighted those two examples for me, which emphasizes the fact that people could have those errors flagged for them before publication if they wanted to.

Thanks for keeping up the good fight.


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