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    sania-baharat is offline Member
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    Cyber relationsships can never take the place of face-to-face communication.

    Which one is correct? In dictionaries the word "cyber" used with hyphon.
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d.../british/cyber

    Cyber-relationships or Cyber relationships.


    Be careful of spending excessive amounts of time online. Cyber relationsships can never take the place of face-to-face communication.
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    Re: Cyber relationsships can never take the place of face-to-face communication.

    You often see words that some people write with a hyphen while others don't. Two words that are associated often start as two words, then get a hyphen as the association becomes stronger and more established, sometimes ending up as a single word. The spelling of relationships is wrong. I think it looks better with the hyphen, but cyber can be both an adjective and a prefix.

    Prefix: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...american/cyber (with a hyphen or joined onto the word)
    Adjective: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/cyber
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    Re: Cyber relationsships can never take the place of face-to-face communication.

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    hyphon hyphen
    and
    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    relationsships relationships

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