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    correct phrase

    4-camera system - Some would do away with the hyphen and write '4 camera system'.

    Is the part in bold correct?

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    #2

    Re: correct phrase

    I would say four-camera system. When two words are tied together to form a single adjectival meaning, a hypehn tells the reader how to read the sentence.

    An old furniture store is a furniture store that has been in business for a long time.

    An old-furniture store is a store that sells old furniture.


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    #3

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    Perfectly

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    #4

    Re: correct phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    4-camera system - Some would do away with the hyphen and write '4 camera system'.

    Is the part in bold correct?
    Thanks for your replies and I agree with them. However, what I was asking is whether 'do away with the hyphen' is grammatically correct.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #5

    Re: correct phrase

    Oh, sorry. Yes, "do away with the hyphen" is a perfectly acceptable English phrase.

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    #6

    Re: correct phrase

    Many thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Thanks for your replies and I agree with them. However, what I was asking is whether 'do away with the hyphen' is grammatically correct.

    Thanks in advance.
    My answer actually referred to that - yes, grammatically correct.

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    #8

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    My apologies, Anglika.


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    No problem - it just depends who hits the return key first!

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