Why is the hyphen essential ?

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Ron

Kwiziq community member

6 March 2019

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Why is the hyphen essential ?

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Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 March 2019

8/03/19

Where Ron?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

8 March 2019

8/03/19

rez de chaussee     or   sous sol

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

9 March 2019

9/03/19

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! 

Ron

Kwiziq community member

9 March 2019

9/03/19

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.

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