A matter of hyphen death

The hyphen is suffering from a slow and painful death at the keyboards of the writers for the Yahoo! front page. Those folks have no idea when to use the little character, placing it after an adverb ending in LY:

That’s just wrong. The LY ending is the signal to the reader that the word is an adverb and therefore modifies the word that follows it.

Then there’s the case of the hyphens between a number and an abbreviated unit of measurement, which is wrong, too:

Hey, maybe they can take one of those hyphens and put it in record-setting?


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