Hyphens
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Lesson 43: Hyphens




Two rules on hyphens:

1. Use a hyphen to separate two (nearly) identical parts of a word. Examples: dahan-dahan, turo-turo, luko-luko, taba-taba.

2. Use a hyphen between a prefix and a root word
when the root begins with a vowel.
Do not use a hyphen if the root begins with a consonant.
How do you know something is a prefix?

Some frequently-used prefixes:
mag-
ika-
maki-
paki-
pag-
kasing-
labing-



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