=83. Compound Words
Put a hyphen between the members of a compound
word. Words compounded with the following prefixes and suffixes are
generally hyphenated: able-, brother-, by-, cross-, -elect,
ex-, father-, great-, half-, -hand, mother-, open-,
public-, quarter-, -rate, self-. In particular, hyphenate the
84. Words Written Solid.--Words compounded of the following prefixes and
suffixes are generally written solid: a-, after-, ante-, anti-,
auto-, bi-, demi-, -ever, grand-, -holder, in-, inter-,
intra-, -less, mid-, mis-, off-, on-, over-, post-,
re-, -some, sub-, super-, tri-, un-, under-, up-,
-ward, -wise, -with. The following should be written solid:
=85. Words Written Separately
Write the following as two words:
=86. Compound Numbers
Compound numbers between twenty and a hundred,
when spelled out, should have a hyphen: as, twenty-one, forty-three.
=87. Word Division
When dividing a word at the end of a line, observe
the following rules:
1. Do not break a syllable: as, cre-ditable, attemp-ted, for
2. Do not divide a monosyllable: as, mob-bed, tho-ugh.
3. Do not separate a consonant from a vowel that affects its
pronunciation: as, nec-essity for ne-cessity.
4. Do not divide a diphthong or separate two successive vowels, one of
which is silent: as, bo-wing, pe-ople, for bow-ing, peo-ple.
5. Do not separate a syllable that has been added to a word by the
addition of an s: as, financ-es.
6. Do not divide hyphenated words except at the syllable where the
regular hyphen comes: as, pocket-book, fool-killer.
7. Do not make awkward divisions: as, noth-ing, crack-le.
8. Do not begin a line with a hyphen.
9. As a rule, avoid dividing a word at the end of a line and never
divide one at the end of a page.
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