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  1. Sreghu
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    right-hand vs right hand

    I have never been sure about this. When should you hyphenate it?

    Is there a rule, such as when it's an adjective or a noun?

    When should it be 'right-hand', and when should it be 'right hand'?

    If possible could you give example sentences? Thanks.

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    Re: right-hand vs right hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Sreghu View Post
    I have never been sure about this. When should you hyphenate it?

    Is there a rule, such as when it's an adjective or a noun?

    When should it be 'right-hand', and when should it be 'right hand'?

    If possible could you give example sentences? Thanks.
    When used attributively, right hand is normally hyphenated:
    There's no sound coming out of the right-hand speaker.
    vs
    Chuck had a gun in his right hand.

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