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Hyphens and Dashes Practice Exercises

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Updated on Sep 23, 2011

Review the lesson for Hyphens and Dashes Study Guide.

Hyphens and Dashes Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Hyphenate these words in the appropriate places, if necessary. You may check your answers using the key.

  1. baggage
  2. track
  3. happy
  4. mother in law
  5. friendly
  6. please
  7. giggle
  8. rusty
  9. balloon
  10. alphabet

Write out the numbers listed below, using hyphens when necessary.

11.    435

12.   

13.    2,944

14.    11

15.   

Add hyphens and dashes where needed in these sentences.

16. My greatgrandfather Dad's granddad lived to be ninety eight years old.

17. "I will have to ask my sisters in law what their plans are for Christmas," said Joan.

18. Laura decided to major in prelaw when she was a sophomore at Yale.

19. This warmup jacket is actually too warm.

20. This hightech alarm clock a present from my mom is too complicated to use.

Answers

  1. bag-gage
  2. track (none needed)
  3. hap-py
  4. mother-in-law
  5. friend-ly
  6. please (none needed)
  7. gig-gle
  8. rus-ty
  9. bal-loon
  10. alpha-bet
  11. four hundred thirty-five
  12. nine-twelfths
  13. two thousand nine hundred forty-four
  14. eleven
  15. one-half
  16. My great-grandfather—Dad's granddad—lived to be ninety-eight years old.
  17. "I will have to ask my sisters-in-law what their plans are for Christmas," said Joan.
  18. Laura decided to major in pre-law when she was a sophomore at Yale.
  19. This warm-up jacket is actually too warm.
  20. This high-tech alarm clock—a present from my mom—is too complicated to use.
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