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Hyphenation Conventions (Grades 11-12)

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Hyphenation Conventions

1. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The mayor-elect signed the bill into law.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use a hyphen with select suffixes.
  3. Use a hyphen with a noun and past participle.
  4. Use a hyphen with compound modifiers.
2. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The low-flying airplane caused concern in the neighborhood.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  3. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with high or low.
  4. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with fractions.
3. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

An individual who is self-motivated sets goals and usually reaches them.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  3. Use hyphens with a nouns and past participles.
  4. Use hyphens with a noun and present participle.
4. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

He bought some delicious-looking chocolate covered strawberries to serve for dessert.
  1. Use hyphens with a noun, adjective, or adverb and present participle.
  2. Use hyphens with two or more words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
5. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

He was an expert in eighteenth-century architecture.
  1. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with fractions.
  2. Use hyphens in compound numbers.
  3. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with numbers.
  4. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
6. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

Slavery was acceptable in the pre-Civil War United States.
  1. Use hyphens between prefixes and capitalized words.
  2. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  3. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  4. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
7. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

You should hire a new hair-stylist because that dye job is horrendous!
  1. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
  2. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  3. Use hyphens with two or more or words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
  4. Use hyphens with nouns and past participles.
8. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

Grass-fed beef have become one of the latest trends in organic foods.
  1. Use hyphens with nouns, adjectives, or adverbs and present participles.
  2. Use hyphens with comparatives or superlatives.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens in compound expressions with nouns and past participles.
9. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The young couple was excited to buy a house in the fastest-growing area of town.
  1. Use hyphens with nouns, adjectives, or adverbs and present participles.
  2. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with comparatives or superlatives.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens in compound expressions with nouns and past participles.
10. 
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

After getting into a fight, he was expelled from school.
  1. Use hyphens with the prefix ex- only when it means former.
  2. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
  3. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  4. Use hyphens between prefixes and capitalized words.

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