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Jan 27 2010   3:12PM GMT

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
A ________ Scrum should almost automatically eliminate people who don’t deliver.
a. well designed
b. well-designed

Answer: b.

Explanation:
Use a hyphen to join two words that, together, serve as an adjective.

The Pudue Owl provides examples of hyphen use.

Wikipedia has a more expansive entry on hyphens and their uses.

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