Re: AmE vs. BrE English style for using hyphen as a punctuation mark
I have not seen it suggested that the American use is different. Use a hyphen to join the words that act together to modify a noun.
His response was thought provoking.
He gave a thought-provoking response.
She attends school part time.
She is a part-time student.
If BrE use is different, I will be interested to know that too.
Last edited by Barb_D; 01-Jul-2012 at 13:16.
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.