I’m obsessed. Every sentence I read, I don’t dwell on the beauty of the language or lack of. No. I analyse whether it needed a hyphen or not. And I’m finding, with everything I read, there’s no real pure way to use it.
He drank the half-filled drink.
Some would leave out the hyphen. I noticed in one of Winton's book the hyphen in a similar sentence was missing.
I throw them out if I need more than one to string a few words together. So-that-it-doesn’t-read-like-this.
Argh! Will I ever be able to return to the concept of just enjoying a read?
Back to diets. I'm starting to resemble Santa (okay, slight exaggeration but still)! I have no advice on how to keep it real other than to boycott family gatherings or have your jaw wired shut. Ah, the joy of willpower. Now, should that be hyphenated?