Thursday, February 20, 2014

More on hyphenating phrasal adjectives

More from Bryan Garner on hyphenating phrasal adjectives. The first installment appeared last week. Helpful, helpful, helpful.

Phrasal adjectives are why I browse in used-book stores.

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

"...phrasal-hyphenated adjectives"
thought Miss Easy "easy-to-miss"
will need a line as a little dash
that prose might not go amiss.
I miss Miss Easy easily
adding verbs verbally rhymed,
as easy-to-miss punctuates
with confusion's pump well-primed.

The hyphen ate my home-work...

Best-wished wishes....

Michael Leddy said...

And the same to you. :)