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    Cool worldwide or world-wide ?

    Hi,

    is it "a worldwide institution" or "a world-wide institution"? Or both cases are correct?

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    Question:
    Is it "a worldwide institution" or "a world-wide institution"? Or are both phrases correct?
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    Both are, I think, acceptable, but I think worldwide is preferable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Hi,

    is it "a worldwide institution" or "a world-wide institution"? Or both cases are correct?
    Hyphenation may have been an intermediate step in the combining of these two words, but the hyphen has disappeared.

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    Default Re: worldwide or world-wide ?

    What Mike said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What Mike said.

    Hi, Ron.

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    Default Re: worldwide or world-wide ?

    Worldwide

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    Default Re: worldwide or world-wide ?

    thank you, the use or non-use of the hypens are pretty confusing in English gramar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    thank you, the use or non-use of the hypens are pretty confusing in English gramar.
    Yes, they are.

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    Default Re: worldwide or world-wide ?

    what about "multi-layered" or "multilayered" :) or "eye-liner" or "eyeliner" thank you dudes

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    Quote Originally Posted by vELIO View Post
    what about "multi-layered" or "multilayered" :) or "eye-liner" or "eyeliner" thank you dudes
    multilayered
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