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self-motivated, hyphens, arggghhhh

(8 Posts)
PlumBear Sun 09-Mar-14 16:46:34

Writing the dreaded cv. Is the following correct?

I am a positive, hard-working individual. I am also extremely self motivated.


StealthPolarBear Sun 09-Mar-14 16:50:30

I'd say no hyphen in hard working, and add one in self-motivated
But I don't really know

ohmymimi Mon 10-Mar-14 09:18:55

There must be a rule somewhere, but my hyphen use is disturbingly random for a pedant. Google calls!

ohmymimi Mon 10-Mar-14 09:30:40

From my quick Google search, it appears both can be hyphenated and 'hardworking' can also be one word.

CocktailQueen Mon 10-Mar-14 09:32:25

I'd add a hyphen in both. Hardworking can be used but 'hard-working' is more common imo.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 10-Mar-14 12:26:04

Optional in hard working; required in self-motivated ("self" compound words are hyphenated.)

SweetestThing Mon 10-Mar-14 12:27:23

I'd put a hyphen in both.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 10-Mar-14 12:28:18

I forgot to add: I am American, but I think British usage is essentially the same for hyphens.

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