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    Thumbs down monthlong = ??

    Hi,
    In the following passage: ".....during the monthlong conflict."
    I don not find the word "monthlong" in my dictionary. I guess it means something that lasts 1 month. Corrrect?
    If so, do the words "yearlong, weeklong, centurylong" exist? I've found it on a reliable site: CNN.com


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    Re: monthlong = ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Hi,
    In the following passage: ".....during the monthlong conflict."
    I don not find the word "monthlong" in my dictionary. I guess it means something that lasts 1 month. Corrrect?
    If so, do the words "yearlong, weeklong, centurylong" exist? I've found it on a reliable site: CNN.com
    It's a composite word, and so should be written as 'month-long'. The others are also acceptable, provided a hyphen is used. None of them have reached the level of common usage required to justify omission of the hyphen, but writers often take shortcuts (no hyphen required), even those writing for reliable sites like CNN.

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    Re: monthlong = ??

    thank you.

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