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  2. Hyphen - Wikipedia

    The non-breaking hyphen, nonbreaking hyphen, or no-break hyphen looks identical to the regular hyphen, but word processors treat it as a letter so that the hyphenated word will not be divided at the hyphen should this fall at what would be the end of a line of text; instead, either the whole hyphenated word will remain in full at the end of the ...

  3. Hyphenated American - Wikipedia

    In the United States, the term hyphenated American refers to the use of a hyphen (in some styles of writing) between the name of an ethnicity and the word American in compound nouns, e.g., as in Irish-American. Calling a person a "hyphenated American" was used as an insult alleging divided political or national loyalties, especially in times of ...

  4. Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Chinese) - Wikipedia

    It is standard practice to adhere to this convention in English. However, when someone is commonly known by a Chinese name with given–surname order (e.g. Wen Ho Lee ), this form should be used, and relevant redirects created from the surname–given ordering.

  5. Compound modifier - Wikipedia

    Compound adjectives. Words that function as compound adjectives may modify a noun or a noun phrase.Take the English examples heavy metal detector and heavy-metal detector.The former example contains only the bare adjective heavy to describe a device that is properly written as metal detector; the latter example contains the phrase heavy-metal, which is a compound noun that is ordinarily ...

  6. Double-barrelled name - Wikipedia

    Double-barrelled name. A double-barrelled name is a type of compound surname, typically featuring two words (occasionally more), often joined by a hyphen. Notable people with double-barrelled names include Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Sacha Baron Cohen and JuJu Smith-Schuster . In the Western tradition of surnames, there are several types of ...

  7. Syllabification - Wikipedia

    Syllabification. Syllabification ( / sɪˌlæbɪfɪˈkeɪʃən /) or syllabication ( / sɪˌlæbɪˈkeɪʃən / ), also known as hyphenation, is the separation of a word into syllables, whether spoken, written [1] or signed. [2]

  8. Full stop - Wikipedia

    The full stop ( Commonwealth English ), period ( North American English ), or full point . is a punctuation mark used for several purposes, most often to mark the end of a declarative sentence (as distinguished from a question or exclamation). [a]

  9. Capitalization in English - Wikipedia

    Capitalization in English. The capital letter "A" in the Latin alphabet followed by its lower case equivalent. Capitalization or capitalisation in English grammar is the use of a capital letter at the start of a word. English usage varies from capitalization in other languages .