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Which sentence correctly uses a hyphen in a compound modifier?

A. My little sister was well-behaved throughout the entire ride.

B. The supplies that you brought were much-needed.

C. A newly-married couple moved into the apartment across the hall.

D. Enrique’s dream is to become a full-time singer.

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Answer: D. Enrique’s dream is to become a full-time singer.

Only option D uses the hyphen correctly. In the other options, the words there do not need hyphens. In option A, two adjectives can be hyphenated but not after a noun. In other words, the phrase “well-behaved little sister” is correct unlike “my little sister was well-behaved” which is not allowed in the rules of the English language.

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