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Is "high end" hyphenated, or not?

Asked by Evan (805points) June 9th, 2010

So.. is it “high end” or is it “high-end”?

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bob_'s avatar

If it is used as an adjective (e.g., high-end products), yes.

frdelrosario's avatar

According to the Associated Press stylebook — here, let me Google that for you — “Use a hyphen for compound adjectives before the noun: well-known actor, full-time job, 20-year sentence”.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Yes using the hyphen is the preferred form. As in high-end audio

gailcalled's avatar

If you leave the hyphen out and get an odd sounding phrase, replace the hyphen.

High end products can be read as Tall “end products,” whatever they might mean.

Tuesdays_Child's avatar

Yes, high-end should be hypenated….

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