is career focused hypanated?

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should I hyphanate "career focused"?

See example:

parents, caregivers, and other adults exert a profound influence by serving as children's first and most important teachers.
asked Feb 07 '13 at 20:01 leslie olsen New member

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It depends on how "career focused" is used in a sentence (your example sentence did not use the phrase).

 

If it is used as an adjective that come before the noun it modfies, then yes it is hyphenated. This is called a compound adjective.

 

Joe is a career-focused person.

 

If it stands alone, most often following the sentence verb, then no.

 

You are very career focused.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Feb 07 '13 at 20:56 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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