Hey, guys

Iwould like to know, do you say world famous or world-famous?
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it's world-famous
Hi Tjez, I think you'll find it's: World famous (No need for the hyphen)
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Thanks, it was really starting to puzzle me. Emotion: smile

I'm confused about how to use a hyphen with words that end in "ly". For example, do you say summer friendly products, or summer-friendly products?
I would argue that "world famous" should be hyphenated when used as an adjective that is modifying a noun, as in:

He's a world-famous photographer.

The case for using a hyphen is perhaps weaker when it's a predicative complement:

That painting is world famous.

The hyphen in "summer-friendly products" is definitely required.

For more information, see the recent post that lists rules for hyphen use: http://www.EnglishForward.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=34354
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I have a phrase with three elements: an adverb, an adjective, and a noun. Usually I would connect the adverb and the adjective with a hyphen. However, my adverb is two words. Should I put another hyphen between these two words? Can I follow a general rule?

language model-building process
language-model-building process

My thought is that because "model building" is more common than "language model" I should clarify with the extra hyphen.
I'd like to help, but I'm not sure I understand the meaning of your phrase.
Are you talking about "the process of building a language model"? Or is it something different?
Also, I can't find an adverb in that structure.

Would you clarify this a bit, please?

Thank you.

Here's a related question. My tricky phrases are as follows.

"candidate gene based markers are being developed"
In this instance "candidate" and "gene" have equal weighting and I would normally hyphenate them, but "based" makes it a bit more confusing.

"X is helpful for linkage disequilibrium based marker-trait association detection"
Here, "linkage" and "disequilibrium" normally go together but are not (as far as I can tell) normally hyphenated. Again, "based" makes the whole thing confusing.

PS the heavy jargon is appropriate for the audience!

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