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Hyphens Practice Exercises

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Updated on Sep 28, 2011

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Hyphens Study Guide

Hyphens Practice Exercises

Practice

Choose the correct word or phrase to complete each sentence.

1. Her father-in-law / father in law lives in Florida.
2. The depth of her depression was unfathomable / un-fathomable to her friends.
3. I am still on good terms with my exsupervisor / ex-supervisor.
4. Cindy is proud of her Japanese-American / Japanese American heritage.
5. Rhonda's brother was a well-known / well known restaurateur.
  Write out the numbers listed below, using hyphens when necessary.
6.
7.
8. 543
9. 3,455
10. 12

Add hyphens as you would if these words appeared at the end of a line of writing (separate the words by syllables).

11. friendly
12. giggle
13. balloon
14. alphabet
15. baggage

Answers

1. Her father-in-law lives in Florida.
2. The depth of her depression was unfathomable to her friends.
3. I am still on good terms with my ex-supervisor.
4. Cindy is proud of her Japanese-American heritage.
5. Rhonda's brother was a well-known restaurateur.
6. nine-twelfths
7. one-fourth
8. five hundred forty-three
9. three thousand four hundred fifty-five
10. twelve
11. friend-ly
12. gig-gle
13. bal-loon
14. al-pha-bet
15. bag-gage
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