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Seeking help for "help-seeking"/"help seeking"/"helpseeking"

Is the term "help seeking" one word or two? If it is two words, should it be hyphenated when it's not serving as a compound adjective? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Oct 24, 2014 - 13 answers

hyphens vs. en dashes

How would you use hyphens and en dashes in the following phrase: "one to three year jail sentence"? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jun 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Hyphens in fractions?

When writing fractions as words, under what circumstances do you hyphenate them? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on May 14, 2010 - 6 answers


What are great, memorable examples of where a hyphen can completely change the meaning of a phrase or sentence? [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Jun 30, 2009 - 30 answers

ZIP+4: en-dash or hyphen?

ZIP+4: Should I use an en-dash or a hyphen wth a ZIP Code that includes all 9 digits?
posted by stopgap on Mar 28, 2006 - 20 answers

Joseph Smith-Johnson-Williams-Jones

What happens when two people with hyphenated last-names marry? [more inside]
posted by JZig on Dec 21, 2005 - 30 answers

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