Re: When do you hyphenate up-to-date?
- From: "AEF" <spamsink2001@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 26 Dec 2006 11:53:08 -0800
Chicago Manual Of Style:-
A compound may be of the made-up-for-the-occasion variety: "The
up-to-date figures were unadjusted." But when these terms are used in
the predicate they are not hyphenated: The compound word was made up
for the occasion. "The unadjusted figures were up to date."
But what about sentences like the following:
The service was family-oriented.
You certainly wouldn't write, "The service was family oriented." Would
you? The normal flow of the sentence doesn't work without a hyphen
That's why I though some uses of "up to date" after the noun its
modifying might require a hyphen.
OTOH, I guess you wouldn't write, "The wheel was sped-up."