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APA Style Guide


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

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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. 


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