Lesson 423 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen with special compounds such as tie-up, and drive-in.
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. Jim was the runner up in the race.
2. The sailors attached the ship to the tie up.
3. Let’s get something to eat at a drive in.
4. The jump off was the beginning of the war.
5. This meal is certainly first rate.
–For answers scroll down.

Answers:
1. Jim was the runner-up in the race.
2. The sailors attached the ship to the tie-up.
3. Let’s get something to eat at a drive-in.
4. The jump-off was the beginning of the war.
5. This meal is certainly first-rate.

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