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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Criminal Sentence 25: Hyphens II

From an ad in the paper:

"There's never been a better time to save on our locally-made custom furniture."

When you have an -ly adverb, such as locally, you don't need to join it up to the following word with a hyphen. You need just a space. If it's another adverb, such as well, then you would use a hyphen:

I want to buy some well-made furniture.

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