Hypen Use Error Correction Worksheet
Look at these sentences that either include or do not include hyphens. Is each sentence correct or not? Correct those that are wrong.
1. As it was such a hot day, we all bought ice creams.
2. It hurt a lot. I thought I'd been hit by a ten-ton truck.
3. There were thirty-six athletes in the final race.
4. Pass me that bag of chocolate-covered nuts. I love them!
5. The university campus has been closed due to flood damage.
6. John's co-workers bought him a new mp3 player for his birthday. (coworker is acceptable but in cases where there may be confusion (cow!), hyphenation is preferable.)
7. Don't spell it like that. It's H-Y-P-H-E-N.
8. Mrs. Grayson, the much-loved teacher from New York, died aged seventy-four.
9. The teacher won an award for her literature classes, which focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels.
10. In the restaurant, I saw a woman eating pizza and a man eating shark. (show the class how the use of hyphenation in woman-eating pizza and man-eating shark changes the meaning!)