“Obviously, we ask too much of a hyphen when we ask it to cast its spell over words that do not adjoin.”
- E.B. White, The Elements of Style
Hmm. Has anyone out there a strong opinion on the proper setup of these two particular words?
I ask because Harbour View has been selected for a list that’s short to do with anAtlantic Book Award.
I’d hate to write an announcement with, you know, a typo in it.
Harbour View has been put on the short list/short-list/shortlist for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award.
There, now. How’s that look?