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    "Like" as a Suffix Closed?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lostinwebspace, Mar 17, 2013.

    Haven't been here for a while, but here I am with a simple question.

    Do we close the suffix "like" or leave it hyphenated? In other words, is it "stone-like" or "stonelike"?

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    To me, that looks like a matter of style. Do what you think is best.

    By the way, welcome back!
     
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    Check a dictionary for existing standards on any particular word. If there is no existing standard, I would favor the hyphenate.
     
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    Thanks again, man!
     
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    Words such as "childlike" already exist, but with "stone-like" you are coining a new use, and you need the hyphen.
     
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