Why is the hyphen essential ?

RonB1

Why is the hyphen essential ?

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Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Ron,

In this case,  a 'trait d'union' ( hyphen) as its name indicates is  used to link two nouns together creating a new word with a specific  autonomous meaning. There are lots in the French language...

Hope this helps! 

CécileKwiziq language super star

Where Ron?

RonB1

rez de chaussee     or   sous sol

RonB1

Thank you for the comments. It seems that you just have to remember they are needed in text. When speaking you don't need to know.

Why is the hyphen essential ?

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