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  1. xiaoen's Avatar
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    #1

    ice cream / ice-cream

    ice cream
    ice-cream

    Hi,
    I know that the first one is correct but is the second one correct too if I add the red dash?

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    #2

    Re: ice cream / ice-cream

    Don't use the hyphen.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: ice cream / ice-cream

    The hyphen is correct when the two words form a compound attributive noun as in ice-cream sandwich.
    I am not a teacher.

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