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    -goer (suffix)

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 24, 2014.

    Do all of these look OK without hyphens?

    filmgoer, festivalgoer, paradegoer, theatergoer, moviegoer, concertgoer, churchgoer

    Thank you. :)

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    According to the AP manual, if it's in the dictionary, write it the way the dictionary does (usually with no hyphen). If it's not in the dictionary, use a hyphen. It's an arbitrary rule, but at least it's something to go by. I have no idea what Chicago says.
     
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    Thank you. :)
     

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