Lesson 422 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Hyphens

Use a hyphen in some compound nouns made up of a noun and a prepositional phrase. Example: sister-in-law
Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.
1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack in the pulpit.
2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack in the box.
3. The sergeants at arms will escort him from the courtroom.
4. The ship’s captain enjoyed using the cat o’ nine tails on disobedient sailors.
5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will o’ the wisp.
–For answers scroll down.

Answers:
1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack-in-the-pulpit.
2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack-in-the-box.
3. The sergeants-at-arms will escort him from the courtroom.
4. The ship’s captain enjoyed using the cat-o’-nine-tails on disobedient sailors.
5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will-o’-the-wisp.

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from Daily Grammar Lessons Blog http://dailygrammarlessons.blogspot.com/2016/05/lesson-422-mechanics-punctuation-hyphens.html

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