- He walked along the wrought-iron fences. Without the hyphen, it properly reads, He walked along wrought, iron fences.
- His oft-spoken words echoed through my head.
- He held his four-by-six-inch device. All four words modify device.
- He whispered a soft-but-fervent prayer. By hyphenating, all three words function as a single adjective to modify prayer.
Serious writers make reading easier by
remembering simple punctuation tips.
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