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Compound modifier
also called compound adjective or a phrasal adjective

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  1. an adjectival or adverbial phrase of two or more words

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  2. According to modern writing guides, compound modifiers require a hyphen between each word (not between the phrase and the noun the phrase modifies)

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  3. Hyphens help prevent confusion

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  4. otherwise, a reader might interpret the words separately, rather than as a phrase

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  5. One or more hyphens join the words into a single idea

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