Section O: Additional Hyphen Rules (practice)

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Hyphen Quizzes & Trivia

Add hyphens as necessary in the following sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The expresident of our organization will be speaking at our next meeting.
    • A. 

      The ex-president of our organization will be speaking at our next meeting.

  • 2. 
    I didn’t want my little sister to know what I was talking about, so I asked Joe for another c o o k i e.
    • A. 

      I didn’t want my little sister to know what I was talking about, so I asked Joe for another c-o-o-k-i-e.

  • 3. 
    I would absolutely love to have a log cabin in Montana or Colorado that was constructed out of local logs.
    • A. 

      I would absolutely love to have a log cabin in Montana or Colorado that was constructed out of local logs.

  • 4. 
    Mary Jo is the president elect for the F.F.A.
    • A. 

      Mary Jo is the president-elect for the F.F.A.

  • 5. 
    I pride myself in being self sufficient.
    • A. 

      I pride myself in being self-sufficient.

  • 6. 
    My boss sees himself as being all powerful.
    • A. 

      My boss sees himself as being all-powerful.

  • 7. 
    Come in out of the rain before this thunderstorm gets really destructive and dangerous please.
    • A. 

      Come in out of the rain before this thunderstorm gets really destructive and dangerous please.

  • 8. 
    I need a little s l e e p if I intend to be able to stay up late tonight.
    • A. 

      I need a little s-l-e-e-p if I intend to be able to stay up late tonight.

  • 9. 
    Quit acting so self important all the time.
    • A. 

      Quit acting so self-important all the time.

  • 10. 
    My exgirlfriend moved to Duluth last week.
    • A. 

      My ex-girlfriend moved to Duluth last week.

  • 11. 
    Because the secretary is sick this week, the secretary elect will have to take notes at this meeting.
    • A. 

      Because the secretary is sick this week, the secretary-elect will have to take notes at this meeting.

  • 12. 
    My self respect was shattered after I failed the driver’s test.
    • A. 

      My self-respect was shattered after I failed the driver’s test.

  • 13. 
    An individual who is running for a political office needs to always be prepared for possible media issues.
    • A. 

      An individual who is running for a political office needs to always be prepared for possible media issues.

  • 14. 
    N o, no is the answer I’m going to continue to give you.
    • A. 

      N-o, no is the answer I’m going to continue to give you.