"There’s no crime in using “time” twice in one sentence."

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"If you think your readers might find it odd or even confusing to see a hyphen hanging out at the end of a word, you could always write “full-time and part-time jobs.” There’s no crime in using “time” twice in one sentence."
Does the word crime above mean "something to be regretted" or wrong?
 

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It just means that there is nothing [grammatically] wrong with using "time" twice in one sentence.
 

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And further, that there are no grammar police who will come arrest you even if you do make a grammatical or stylistic error.
 

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And further, that there are no grammar police who will come arrest you even if you do make a grammatical or stylistic error.

You haven't met my dad! ;-)
 

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And there's always netizen's arrest. ;-)
 

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The writer is saying that it's better to write 'full-time and part-time jobs' than to write 'full- and part-time jobs' (which is ugly) or 'full and part-time jobs' (whch is lazy - there's a meaning there, but the writer is expecting the reader to work out what it is [which isn't too difficult in this case - not that the writer cares]). ;-)

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I'm a fan of the suspended hyphen, actually, and don't find it ugly, but it's purely a style choice.
 

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I'm a fan of the suspended hyphen, actually, and don't find it ugly, but it's purely a style choice.

So am I, though I am aware that this is probably because of my knowledge of German, in which it's perfectly acceptable.
 
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