Hyphen Fun!

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Hyphen Fun!

Practice your hyphen!


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  • 1. 
    A hyphen is used basically to combine two words as a compound.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    How can two words be combined. (very basic) (3 correct responses)
    • A. 

      Seperately (i.e "one way")

    • B. 

      One word (i.e. "hairsplitter")

    • C. 

      Connected with a hyphen (i.e. "well-known")

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the general rule for hyphenating two or more modifiers?
    • A. 

      Hyphenate modifiers that precede a noun and when they follow a noun.

    • B. 

      Hyphenate modifiers that precede a noun and not when they follow a noun.

    • C. 

      Hyphenate modifiers that don't precede noun.

    • D. 

      Hyphenate all modifiers.

  • 4. 
    Following the previous rule to hyphen modifiers that precede the noun, which, if any, are correctly hyphenated? (3 correct responses)
    • A. 

      Full-time employee

    • B. 

      Employee part-time

    • C. 

      Long-term commitment

    • D. 

      Twenty-six

  • 5. 
    This sentence is correctly hyphenated: "The cold-water cooler is full of ice"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The sentence is correctly hyphenated: "My fifty-year-old uncle is a worker part-time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Why is it importance to understand how a hyphen can change the meaning in the case such as re-press vs. repress
    • A. 

      It doesn't make a difference.

    • B. 

      Re-press means to physically press again something whereas repress signifies to repress a memory.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following choices would be best used to describe balloon designed primarily for high altitude? 
    • A. 

      High altitude balloon.

    • B. 

      High-altitude balloon

    • C. 

      High-altitude-balloon

  • 9. 
    It's appropriate to hyphen ages such as: "104-year-old grandfather"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Avoid hyphens when the adjective phrase is after the noun such as: "He is 45 years old."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False