Re: Including JAR files in Eclipse 4.2, specifically Rome (RSS Feed
On 5/2/2013 9:22 PM, Lew wrote:
Arne Vajh?j wrote:
lipska the kat wrote:
You are guilty of straw-man argumentation, lipska.
It's spelled straw man, no hyphen
Incorrect. The hyphen is needed when a unit modifier (like "straw man" in this case)
precedes the noun modified.
Many use it without hyphen:
None of those address the issue of unit modifiers that precede the noun modified.
You missed my point entirely.
Any compound phrase, like "straw man" or "fully realized", is spelled without a hyphen when
it is in a standalone position in a sentence, that is, not used as an adjective preceding the noun.
When used as a unit modifier prior to a noun, it's hyphenated.
"The fallacy there is straw man."
"It is a straw-man argument."
"The project will be profitable once it is fully realized."
"Somehow the fully-realized project never made a profit."
So while it is true that "straw man" is spelled without a hyphen when the hyphen is
not required, that has no bearing on the misspelling that I called out.
Did you read the links?
Two of them provide examples without hyphen in front of argument/arguments.
Now - I am not an expert in the English Language, but some
googling seems to indicate that the rules is not as hard as you
6.15. Print a hyphen between words, or abbreviations and words,
combined to form a unit modifier immediately preceding the word
modified, except as indicated in rule 6.16 and elsewhere
throughout this chapter. This applies particularly to
combinations in which one element is a present or past
agreed-upon standards Federal-State-local cooperation
Baltimore-Washington road German-English descent
collective-bargaining talks guided-missile program
contested-election case hearing-impaired class
contract-bar rule high-speed line
cost-of-living increase large-scale project
drought-stricken area law-abiding citizen
English-speaking nation long-term loan
fire-tested material line-item veto
long-term-payment loan U.S.-owned property; U.S.-
low-cost housing 1-inch diameter; 2-inch-
lump-sum payment a 4-percent increase, the
most-favored-nation clause but
multiple-purpose uses 4 percent citric acid
no-par-value stock 4 percent interest. (Note the
absence of an article: a,
an, or the. The word of is
6.16. Where meaning is clear and readability is not aided, it is not
necessary to use a hyphen to form a temporary or made compound.
Restraint should be exercised in forming unnecessary
combinations of words used in normal sequence.
atomic energy power national defense
bituminous coal industry natural gas company
child welfare plan per capita expenditure
civil rights case Portland cement plant
civil service examination production credit loan
durable goods industry public at large
flood control study public utility plant
free enterprise system real estate tax
ground water levels small businessman
high school student Social Security pension
elementary school grade soil conservation measures
income tax form special delivery mail
interstate commerce law parcel post delivery
land bank loan speech correction class
land use program but no-hyphen rule (readabi-
lity aided); not no hyphen
life insurance company
mutual security funds