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    hardworking

    HI there,
    Which one is correct?

    Hard-working OR Hardworking

    thanks
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    Re: hardworking

    hardworking dear...

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    Re: hardworking

    Hi there
    No, it should be 'hard-working'. Check the dictionary please.
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    Re: hardworking

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there
    No, it should be 'hard-working'. Check the dictionary please.
    pete
    It is 'hardworking' according to the dictionary.

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    Re: hardworking

    There are two choices: hard-working or hardworking. As long as the two words are together in some form or another, the combination works. These are hardworking, or hard-working words.

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    From http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/9/messages/104.html
    About the hyphen: "Hard-working" should always have a hyphen, at least in American English. Decisions about hyphenation are too complex and too dependent on context for Word to make them correctly every time.
    But it appears that not all Americans seem to agree on the hyphen. From Preferred Spellings and Capitalizations: References: Office of Creative Services: Indiana University
    hardworking (adjective)


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