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  1. enydia's Avatar

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    which is right

    Hello, teachers.

    I saw this sentence:
    ... has become increasingly skill-and experience-based.

    Should it be skill-and-experience-based or skill-and-experience based?

    What's the rule about writing such words comprising several other words combined?

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia


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    Re: which is right

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, teachers.

    I saw this sentence:
    ... has become increasingly skill-and experience-based.

    Should it be skill-and-experience-based or skill-and-experience based?

    What's the rule about writing such words comprising several other words combined?

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia
    It ought to be "skill- and experienced-based".

  2. enydia's Avatar

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    Re: which is right

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It ought to be "skill- and experienced-based".
    Thank you very much, Anglika.

    The answer you've given really surprise me. Could you give me some clues about the grammar points concerned?


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    Re: which is right

    There is nothing complicated. It is simply omitting the word "based" in order to avoid repetition. The same can be applied to any repetitious phrase:

    The money market is bedevilled by over- as well as under-subscriptions.

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