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"According to modern writing guides, compound modifiers require a hyphen between each word ..." That isn't very consistent with the Compound modifier#Exceptions paragraph, which lists modern writing guides that don't have that requirement, and situations where that requirement doesn't apply at all. Art LaPella (talk) 15:27, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Editing is finished, now I have some questions
I have done what I can to improve this article, but it still needs a little bit more attention from others, in my judgement.
In the context, was I correct in stating that "Grammatically, there is no difference between hot metal and white-hot metal"? Do you think that this line should be rephrased?
Can anyone provide information on compound modifiers with more layers – something along the lines of the following...?
<compound modifier one>–<compound modifier two> <noun phrase>
I mean the type which require en dashes to distinguish layers.
Hopefully someone understands this.
And finally, of no real importance, why are titles and subtitles given in sentence case on Wikipedia? Page titles I understand, but subtitles seem more arguable. I couldn't really find a reason on the Manual of Style. ―Sakrotac (talk) 23:55, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
- On my sentence case edit, I won't argue whether the Manual of Style is "correct", but my edit summary links to Wikipedia:Manual of Style (capital letters)#Section headings. Does that answer your question? Art LaPella (talk) 02:24, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Combine Exceptions Sections
Is a compound one word, or is it one or more words?
The lead says: "A compound modifier (also called a compound adjective, phrasal adjective, or adjectival phrase) is a compound of two or more attributive words", with "compound" linking to the article English compound that states: "A compound is a word composed of more than one free morpheme." That's obviously contradictory. Either a compound is one or more words, or it's one word; it can't be both. Unless there are two distinct meanings of "compound" in linguistics, in which case that should be carefully explained and the two different meanings precisely distinguished between. --Jhertel (talk) 13:05, 17 March 2018 (UTC)