How to hyphenate phosphorylation?
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Fri May 5 08:56:20 EST 2006
Historians believe that in newspost
<1146825672.408455.104330 at j73g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> on Fri, 5 May
2006, Wolfgang Schechinger <novalidaddress at nurfuerspam.de> penned the
following literary masterpiece:
>Any hints, reasons, rules?
Definitely not the first two.
Not sure on the 3rd or 4th.
From quick google search I found:
"One of the prime rules of hyphenation is that the first part of the
word should be recognisable before the reader's eye moves to the second
part of the word on the next line."
"Hyphenation does not lend itself to any set of unequivocal rules.
Indeed, the many exceptions and disagreements suggest it is all
something dreamed up at an anarchists' convention.
For example atmosphere should be broken thus, atmo/sphere, according to
British rules. But it is not as simple as that. Collins Gem Dictionary
of Spelling & Word Division has, since it was first published in 1968,
been used as a guide to correct hyphenation breaks and is cited as a
principal reference by the AGPS Style Manual. Collins gives atmos/phere
which is contrary to the UK authority, Hart's Rules. The Oxford
Minidictionary of Spelling and Word-division agrees with Hares, but The
Macquarie Spelling Guide follows Collins.
They cannot even agree on the word, hyphenation! Hy/phen/ation in
Collins and Macquarie, but hyphena/tion in Oxford.
There is no consistency in the way those authorities line up with each
other. Hart's gives some divisions which, regardless of any rules, are
obligatory by convention. One is cele/brate; Macquarie agrees, but
Oxford gives celeb/rate, while Collins shows cel/ebrate. Oxford,
incidentally, makes no distinction between photograph and photographer,
which may be a typographical error.
Another of the special cases is corre/spon/dence (Hart's), but
cor/res/pond/ence (Oxford and Macquarie), and co/re/spone/dence
So based on all that I myself would go with the last one
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