Monday, December 13, 2010

Who-se hyphenation do you prefe-r?


Well, they are independent.

3 comments:

  1. Thi-s i-s fuckin-g r-idi-culou-us.

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  2. I'm reluctant to disagree with Webster, but since depend is hyphenated as de-pend, I'll bet 50 cents on independ-ent.

    OTOH, we do have pen-dant, so maybe MW is right.

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  3. I agree with Katherine. Breaking down the word into "depend" or "dependent" doesn't seem to help because each is hyphenated differently (as "de-pend" but "in-de-pend-ent").

    As a writer/editor, I can say only that this is a tossup! Our language is still evolving.

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