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    Post A Matter of Style

    I was told that -ly words should not be hyphenated, as in legally blond or superbly bad. But I get to see many writing otherwise.

    How valid is saying "George Clooney has some vaguely-interesting answers"?


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    Re: A Matter of Style

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    Re: A Matter of Style

    So u mean that's sloppy style. Can u elaborate on why u think so? Thanx.


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    Re: A Matter of Style

    You are asking some interesting questions.
    You are asking some very interesting questions.

    Why would I hyphenate 'very-interesting questions'???

    'vaguely' is the adverb, modifying the adjective 'interesting'. It's "sloppy" to hyphenate them because it's incorrect to do so!

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