How Important Is Hyphen (-)? Take The Quiz & Find Out !!!

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How Important Is Hyphen (-)? Take The Quiz & Find Out !!!

Have you ever wondered what is the importance of dash, or hyphen in a sentence? A dash helps words stick together giving an impression that the glued words are linked together. Check out our online quiz on correct hyphenation, to see how much you know about Hyphen's correct usage and learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the word anonymous to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      A-non-y-mous

    • B. 

      Anon-y-mous

    • C. 

      A-non-ymous

    • D. 

      Anon-ymous

  • 2. 
    Which of the following do you ALWAYS hyphenate? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Compound numbers (written-out numbers 1 to 99)

    • B. 

      The idiom: well-known

    • C. 

      Using the suffix -elect

  • 3. 
    Which sentence refers to a water bottle where  you would store hot liquids?
    • A. 

      I asked for a hot water bottle for Christmas.

    • B. 

      I asked for a hot-water bottle for Christmas.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the word blankly to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      B-lank-ly

    • B. 

      Blank-ly

    • C. 

      Blankly

  • 5. 
    Which words are correctly hyphenated? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      All-inclusive

    • B. 

      President-elect

    • C. 

      Under-wear

    • D. 

      A-frame

  • 6. 
    Which of the following shows correct hyphenation?
    • A. 

      The cat is 10 years old.

    • B. 

      The cat is 10-years-old.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following shows correct hyphenation?
    • A. 

      I own a 10-year-old cat.

    • B. 

      I own a 10 year old cat.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the phrase self-assured to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      Self-as-sured

    • B. 

      Self-assured

    • C. 

      Self-as-sur-ed

  • 9. 
    A compound adjective can be hyphenated when it comes directly before the noun it modifies, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If you wanted to press your clothes again, which adjective would you use?
    • A. 

      Re-press

    • B. 

      Repress

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