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APA Style Guide

Spelling

When in doubt about the spelling of a word, consult a reputable dictionary or other reliable source. 

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Hyphenation

Prefixes and Suffixes

Most prefixes and suffixes are not hyphenated in APA Style.

Compound words

Many compound words (words that are composed of two or more words) are always hyphenated: self-esteem, decision-making, by-and-by, etc. Refer to the appropriate dictionary for proper hyphenation of compound words. 

Capitalization

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