ChanteSez … Connect well with yourself

Hyphens are the connectors of punctuation. They join words, they link modifiers, and generally make ideas easier to understand.

Use a hyphen with modifiers (i.e., descriptions) that include the words “self” and “well.”

Some examples:

  • Self-conscious
  • Self-centered
  • Self-assured
  • Well-rounded
  • Well-adjusted
  • Well-dressed

A few other “self” and “well” words that aren’t modifiers, but still take a hyphen:

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-defense
  • Well-being
  • Well-wishers

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