- For Teachers
Dear all teachers,
I have found some words on the net. I want to know only whether they are appropriate in use with any sentence.
1- Properly-formatted script
2- Illegally-quarried stone
3- Timely-finished work.
Properly formatted script = a script which has been formatted properly
Illegally quarried stone = stone which was quarried illegally
Timely finished work = work which was finished timely X This one doesn't work because the second version of the sentence would be something like "Work which was finished in a timely fashion".
Most style guides will tell you not to hyphenate an adverb that ends with -ly. So while you do hyphenate something like "a well-written novel" you don't hyphenate "a poorly written novel." I don't know why. Some things regarding style just are what they are.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.