Usage of Hyphens

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I am studying about usage of hyphens and I was wondering if the rule is consistent or optional and different, depending on people and countries? For example, "open-minded" is used with a hyphen in "She is very open-minded", but we also can find an example without a hyphen. So do you think the usage of hyphens is always the same and consistent?

 

Thank you so much as always and take good care.

 

Cf. Air crew / Aircrew / Air- crew, Chat room / Chatroom / Chat-room, etc.

asked Nov 05 '12 at 01:50 Hans Contributor

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