Hyphen, please

ChristianC1Kwiziq community member

Hyphen, please

When used as a compound adjective, as it is here, "last minute" requires a hyphen between "last" and "minute," thus: "last-minute." When it's inside a prepositional phrase, however, as in "he found offers at the last minute," no hyphen is necessary. 

Asked 1 month ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Christian

You're absolutely right about the use of the hyphen in 'last-minute' when it functions as a compound adjective. Thank you for pointing out this oversight.

We are amending the text to include the hyphen, ensuring it meets the correct grammatical standards. Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated!

Saludos

Silvia

Hyphen, please

When used as a compound adjective, as it is here, "last minute" requires a hyphen between "last" and "minute," thus: "last-minute." When it's inside a prepositional phrase, however, as in "he found offers at the last minute," no hyphen is necessary. 

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