1. jakeybum

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    compound nouns & hyphens

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by jakeybum, Jul 15, 2017.

    Please, I cannot recast these. They are phrases that are a part of a transcript. My explanations are in parentheses. Good to all?

    •the assistant store manager-trainee position

    ("Assistant store manager" is a three-word compound noun; thus only one hyphen is used.)

    •chocolate chip cookie dough-flavored ice cream

    ("Chocolate chip cookie dough" is a four-word compound noun; thus only one hyphen.)

    •chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (no hyphens -- considered a unit)

    •store manager-related duties

    ("Store manager" is a compound noun; thus only one hyphen here.)

    •human resources manager-related tasks

    ("Human resources manager" is a three-word compound noun; thus only one hyphen here.)

    No hyphens below, because "assistant store manager" and "store manager" are compound nouns. Correct?

    •assistant store manager position

    •the store manager position

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I got more game than Parker Brothers...

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    I don't believe you would use a hyphen in any of your examples. Certainly not in assistant store manager. I had that job for years and never saw it hyphenated.

    In general, hyphenated strings of nouns are pretty rare. I only mention this because you keep posting questions about them and very few (if any) of them have required hyphens.
     
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