Answered By: Paul Lai
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2023     Views: 528

Hyphens are used to connect words that work together in describing other words. APA style has rules about which words should be connected by a hyphen and which should not.

There are many specific exceptions for using hyphens; see a complete list of these exceptions on the Writing Center's website.


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