One of the problems with hyphenation in the English language is when there are strings of words requiring them. Even normally adept writers struggle, adding hyphens where they aren't needed or falling one hyphen short. Context is key, and there are good arguments for situations where simplifying the language to avoid hyphens is best. However,…Read more When not to be a nit-pick editor
Hyphens are underused, misused and underappreciated. To my mind, they bring clarity and intent to your words and ideas, specifically those which you wish to tie together. Grammar Monkeys offers more on the "why" of hyphens.But I can understand why people are intimidated by them, not to mention the crazy tendency of English to hyphenate…Read more Today’s Edit: Help! There’s a hyphen!