Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens
Use a hyphen in some compound
nouns made up of a nounA noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Nouns often follow words like a, an, and the. Source: Lesson 16 and a
prepositional phraseA prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and the object of the preposition.
Source: Lesson 176.
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.