Compound modifiers

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How would you hyphenate this phrase?

 

second most common word

second-most-common word

second-most common word

asked Jul 28 '12 at 01:27 Actually Holly Expert

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I think your sentence is correct.  That is , second-most-common word. Your example is of the same type mentioned below.

 

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twelve-year-old boy

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link comment answered Jul 30 '12 at 04:46 sanjay Expert

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