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    I am trying to hyphenate the following words: customer venom induced

    I am not certain that it even does require it, can anyone help?

    This is how I have currently written it:
    "You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your customer-venom induced headache with a couple of painkillers and somemind numbing TV when you got home."


    Could it possibly need hyphens between every word? I don't know if that's proper English or not.
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    I am trying to hyphenate the following words: customer venom induced

    I am not certain that it even does require it, can anyone help?

    This is how I have currently written it:
    "You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your customer-venom induced headache with a couple of painkillers and somemind numbing TV when you got home."


    Could it possibly need hyphens between every word? I don't know if that's proper English or not.
    as you wrote it. probably separate the highlighted words ?
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    (Original post by the bear)
    as you wrote it. probably separate the highlighted words ?
    How do you suggest?
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    How do you suggest?
    thus:

    "You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your [/font]customer-venom induced[font=Arial, sans-serif] headache with a couple of painkillers and some mind numbing TV when you got home."
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    (Original post by the bear)
    thus:

    "You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your [/font]customer-venom induced[font=Arial, sans-serif] headache with a couple of painkillers and some mind numbing TV when you got home."
    Haha oh I see what you mean. I thought you were suggesting I try to re-order the sentence structure. I thought it was near impossible. I was only highlighting the words to make them more easy to read within the sentence.
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    actually you might want to hyphenate

    mind-numbing

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    (Original post by JPO92)
    You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your customer-venom-induced headache with a couple of painkillers and some mind-numbing TV when you got home.
    As above, or re-word to exclude "venom" which is not really needed.

    You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your customer-induced headache with a couple of painkillers and some mind-numbing TV when you got home.

    You missed a hyphen, by the way.
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    Thanks guys! Totally missed that! haha
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    As above, or re-word to exclude "venom" which is not really needed.

    You'd come into work, find a way to keep your sanity, and nurse your customer-induced headache with a couple of painkillers and some mind-numbing TV when you got home.

    You missed a hyphen, by the way.
    I kinda like it more. The hyphens kind of add to the monotony of it. Which is the theme of the couple of paras.

    Thanks.
 
 
 
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