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    in-house design

    HOW’s In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations.


    The phrase is in red that means the proudct is made by mine?
    Can I omit "-" here? If not, why keep the "-" here?

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    Re: in-house design

    That is a word, not a phrase and it is hypenated. Have you checked it in the dictionary?
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    Re: in-house design

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    If not, why keep the "-" here?
    I think this is because it needs a hyphen to be an adjective modifying the noun after it, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: in-house design

    "In-house", meaning "done within an organisation"(antonym is "outsourced"), is a word in its own right, not purposely formed to create the adjective.
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    Re: in-house design

    I think the OP wants to know that the hyphen is needed because it is an adjective, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: in-house design

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    I do see "inhouse" sometimes, but "in-house" is the more common form.
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...nhouse%3B%2Cc0

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