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    #1

    Proper spelling

    When your site sent me an e-mail it had a misspelling in it. It is proper to hyphenate words when they come before an adjective (e.g., up-to-date appointment, up-to-the-minute news, etc.) However, your automatically generated e-mail had the example, "Now you can stay up-to-date." That is incorrect use of hyphens. Am I correct? If so, will you change this?


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    Re: Proper spelling

    Quote Originally Posted by pam parker View Post
    When your site sent me an e-mail it had a misspelling in it. It is proper to hyphenate words when they come before an adjective (e.g., up-to-date appointment, up-to-the-minute news, etc.) However, your automatically generated e-mail had the example, "Now you can stay up-to-date." That is incorrect use of hyphens. Am I correct? If so, will you change this?
    The New York Times: Search for 'up-to-date'

    The New York Times: Search for 'up to date'

    BBC - Search results for "up-to-date"


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    #3

    Re: Proper spelling

    Quote Originally Posted by pam parker View Post
    When your site sent me an e-mail it had a misspelling in it. It is proper to hyphenate words when they come before an adjective (e.g., up-to-date appointment, up-to-the-minute news, etc.) However, your automatically generated e-mail had the example, "Now you can stay up-to-date." That is incorrect use of hyphens. Am I correct? If so, will you change this?
    "up-to-date" is perfectly correct so far as I am concerned. Certainly that is how I would expect it to be written within this usage.

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