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    above-metioned vs above mentioned

    Is there any difference (save for the way it's written) between "above mentioned" and "above-mentioned" in the following statement? I think I read somewhere that it may be a formal vs. informal thing, or AmE vs. BrE way of writing it.

    I would like to broaden my understanding of the above-mentioned technologies.
    I would like to broaden my understanding of the above mentioned technologies.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: above-metioned vs above mentioned

    It's a question of how traditional and helpful one wants to be regarding punctuation. Combinations of words like this (with a past participle) being used as adjectives should be hyphenated, to help the user understand that "above" modifies "mentioned" and not "technologies."

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    Re: above-metioned vs above mentioned

    When you say "traditional" do you mean the hyphenated version?
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    Re: above-metioned vs above mentioned

    Yes.

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