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    hyphen

    real estate register sector

    There should be a hyphen or two somewhere in there, I think. Real-estate-register sector?

    Thanks.

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    Re: hyphen

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    real estate register sector

    There should be a hyphen or two somewhere in there, I think. Real-estate-register sector?

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    That's a very odd phrase; I don't know what it means. Where did you find it?
    The only other hit a google search turns up is a Czech publication.
    I don't think 'real estate' is ever hyphenated, and I wouldn't use any hyphens in that phrase. But again, I don't know what the phrase is supposed to mean.

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    Re: hyphen

    Can you at least give us a complete sentence, Jasmin?

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    Re: hyphen

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    real estate register sector

    There should be a hyphen or two somewhere in there, I think. Real-estate-register sector?

    Thanks.
    I'd say no to hyphens. If you're talking about the sector of industry responsible for the registration of real estate, it should make sense to your readers. Perhaps "real estate registration sector" if that's appropriate.

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    Re: hyphen

    Since we're on the topic of hyphens, I thought I'd ask this: isn't the term "quality management system" (Quality management system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) ambiguous? It can mean two things: the management system is of quality or there's a system of quality management.

    Do you see what I'm saying?

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    Re: hyphen

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Since we're on the topic of hyphens, I thought I'd ask this: isn't the term "quality management system" (Quality management system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) ambiguous? It can mean two things: the management system is of quality or there's a system of quality management.

    Do you see what I'm saying?
    "Quality management" would only be interpreted as "management of high quality" by someone who's never been in business, or if the context completely ruled out the common meaning. Maybe, "They have such high quality management in that company" could be called ambiguous.

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