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Thread: When to add "-"

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    #1

    When to add "-"

    The idea of this thread came to my mind as I saw combination of two words:
    royalty free

    the correct one was:
    royalty-free

    Why and when adding the "-"? I do not understand this..

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    #2

    Re: When to add "-"

    You hyphenate adjectives when the two words depend on each other for one meaning, and there is a potential for ambiguity without the hyphen.

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    #3

    Re: When to add "-"

    Okay thank you.

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