How do you break a hyphen?

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How do you break a hyphen?

Insert a nonbreaking hyphen

  1. Click where you want to insert a nonbreaking hyphen.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen .

How do you separate hyphenated words?

Divide a hyphenated word at the hyphen (with the hyphen remaining on the first line). For example: mother-|in-law or mother-in-|law but not mo-|ther-in-law. Do not divide a word at the end of the page so that the second part starts a new page.

Why is a word hyphenated?

Hyphens are used in many compound words to show that the component words have a combined meaning (e.g. a pick-me-up, mother-in-law, good-hearted) or that there is a relationship between the words that make up the compound: for example, rock-forming minerals are minerals that form rocks.

Where do you break words?

Rules for Dividing Words

  • By syllable: Divide the word by syllables or units of sound.
  • By structure: Divide the word into the smaller units of meaning from which the word is constructed.
  • By meaning: Decide how each part of the divided word is best understood in order that the word is easily recognized from the two parts.

Do you hyphenate break up?

Breakup is one word when it’s a noun (e.g., it was a bad breakup) or an adjective (I’m writing a breakup song). It’s two words (break up) when it functions as a verb (I think we should break up). Some publishers use the hyphenated break-up in place of the one-word form.

Where does the hyphen go in a line break?

Word automatically breaks the text at a space or a hyphen at the end of a line. To keep two words or a hyphenated word together on one line, you can use a nonbreaking space or nonbreaking hyphen instead of a regular space or hyphen.

What is a hyphenated compound word?

Hyphenated-compound definition (grammar) A compound word combined using hyphens, such as get-together, half-baked, two-tone, or broad-minded. noun.

Are prefixes hyphenated?

Prefixes are added to the beginning of an existing word to create a new word with a different meaning. Prefixes don’t always have hyphens when they’re used, but they do change the grammatical function of a word in a sentence.

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