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Are there any rules to use hyphens in the compound adjectives?



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

Are there any rules to use hyphens in the compound adjectives?
 
Hi,

I want your help and opinion.

Are there any rules to use hyphens in the compound adjectives ?

e.g.  

bad-tempered
first-class
second hand


on the contrary, there are some adjectives are written without hyphens such as:
well known ?


Are there any rules to give to students to follow?

What is the answer if they ask when we use hyphens and when we don īt???




Thanks a lot in advance
:)

16 Nov 2013      



Lovely Lana
Greece

Hi, Pretty3
There is a good overview on the use of hyphen in  Grammar Girl and EnglishClub

16 Nov 2013