2 Use a hyphen to divide a word at the end of a line. Only words with more than one syllable can be divided. Do not leave a single letter at the beginning or the end of a line.Longer words can be divided in more than one place.Elec-tionLi-brary
3 Use a hyphen in compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine and in fractions used as adjectives. Thirty-twoA two-thirds majority
4 You have seen hyphens in some compound nouns You have seen hyphens in some compound nouns. When two or more words expressing one thought act as an adjective before a noun, use a hyphen to connect them.Long-range plans
5 Use a dash to set off a sudden change of thought or an afterthought, or to mean namely or in other words.Tom and Alex are very close – most brothers are.The game – it went into overtime – was really exciting.
6 Parentheses indicate another type of interruption Parentheses indicate another type of interruption. They enclose information that isn’t necessary to the meaning of a sentence or information that some readers may already know.The president (Cooper Smith) presented the award.
7 Use hyphens or dashes correctly in these sentences. One of the best known pieces or furniture is the bed.A king size bed the largest size is wider than a double bed.How do you divide furniture, fur niture or furni ture?
8 Where are parentheses needed in these sentences? 4. A double bed is four and a half feet 1.37 meters wide.5. French beds of the Empire period early 1800s were large.
9 Use hyphens or dashes correctly in these sentences. 6. A very rough bed is often called a bunk perhaps a shortened form of bunker.7. American colonists usually stuffed their beds with whatever was plentiful corn husks, wood chips, or straw.8. Could a bed be one third husks and two thirds straw?9. The bedroom rarely a separate room could be in a corner.
10 Use hyphens or dashes correctly in these sentences. 10. Many children slept with their parents or in a trundle bed a bed pushed under the parents’ bed during the day.11. Privacy a sought after condition was almost impossible.12. How is privacy divided, priv a cy or pri va cy?