What Is a Hyphen?
- A hyphen (-) is a punctuation mark that’s used to join words or parts of words. It’s not interchangeable with other types of dashes.
- Use a hyphen in a compound modifier when the modifier comes before the word it’s modifying.
- If you’re not sure whether a compound word has a hyphen or not, check your preferred dictionary.
Hyphen with Compound Modifiers: Two-Word Adjectives Before Nouns
Using hyphens to connect words is easy.