Hyphens

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For a title in the biological sciences, can I write:

 

"Altitude- and sex-specific variations......"  or is the hyphen after altitude not necessary?

 

Thanks!

asked Aug 26 at 21:45 Ali New member

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The hyphen is necessary.  It says that the word 'specific' applies to both, 'attitude' and 'sex', without having to repeat it.  The text within quotes is correct, according to me.

link comment answered Sep 01 at 04:39 Sujatha New member

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