As in the sentence "He over-used the recording sets too much, thus making his music less spontaneous."

Should it be "over used" or "over-used" in this case?

Thanks in advance!
chivalryAs in the sentence "He over-used the recording sets too much, thus making his music less spontaneous."
Should it be "over used" or "over-used" in this case?
Thanks in advance!
'overused' is correct.

Omit "too much"; "overused" already expresses the meaning of too much.
[/quote]'overused' is correct.Omit "too much" [/quote]

Shouldn't there be a blank between "use" and "used" in this case?

TIA
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1. What do you mean by "a blank"? Do you mean a 'space'?

2. between "use'' and "used"??
canadian45 1. What do you mean by "a blank"? Do you mean a 'space'?2. between "use'' and "used"??
Sorry, midnight when I was typing.

Yes I meant if there should be a SPACE between OVER and USED.
chivalry
canadian45 1. What do you mean by "a blank"? Do you mean a 'space'?2. between "use'' and "used"??
Sorry, midnight when I was typing.
Yes I meant if there should be a SPACE between OVER and USED. not according to two dictionaries I checked with
And every student should have a dictionary to check many things with, even if it's only an online dictionary.
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canadian45 1. What do you mean by "a blank"? Do you mean a 'space'?2. between "use'' and "used"??
Sorry, midnight when I was typing.Yes I meant if there should be a SPACE between OVER and USED. not according to two dictionaries I checked withAnd every student should have a dictionary to check many things with, even if it's only an online dictionary.
WOW, just because I misused that word there makes you think that I'm not referring to a dictionary?

I was only misunderstanding the usage of the word "blank",

I did not use it while having no idea about what it meant.

And I'm sorry that it bothered you!:)