Hyphen

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The hyphen (-) has a variety of uses. One rule applies to all their uses: there is no space between the letters of the words or parts of words they occur between.

Hyphens are used for:

The table below shows the uses of hyphens. The words that contain hyphens are in italics:

Examples of hyphen usage
He turns twenty-one today.
(Number)
Old-fashioned car
(Compound word)

One-half
(Fraction)

Hy-phen
(Dividing words into syllables)

Self-cleaning paint
(Prefix)

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