Hyphen With Suffix -Elect
Elect can be a verb or a suffix. When used as a suffix, it should always be connected to the previous noun by a hyphen. You can use ‑elect for any person or position which has been elected.
Democracy demands that the president-elect work on behalf of the majority of the citizens.
We need this signed by the new mayor-elect by midnight.
As chairman-elect, his first act was to ban junk food from all the meeting rooms.
The term dictator-elect is an oxymoron.
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