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    Default The usage of "driven" in the sentence

    Hello Teachers,
    Could you help me determine how "driven" is used and the meaning of it in the sentence.
    Does it mean "motivated"?
    The consumer driven association will provide Vietnam with assistance ranging from distributing publications to conducting training seminars.

    In this sentence the association is US National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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    Default Re: The usage of "driven" in the sentence

    . . .and the adjective consumer-driven should be hyphenated.

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    Default Re: The usage of "driven" in the sentence

    Thanks for help!
    It is easy to understand now.
    But I am curious to know why we need a hyphenate between "consumer" and "driven" in that sentence?
    Could you please give me more expanation about it?
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    . . .and the adjective consumer-driven should be hyphenated.

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    Default Re: The usage of "driven" in the sentence

    You need a hyphen, because when we combine a noun and a participle form of a verb into an adjective, we hyphenate in order to show the two words are meant to act together.

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