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Time outs

Posted by Bob on November 23, 2003

In Reply to: Time outs posted by Henry on November 23, 2003

: : Recently a sports announcer said the team took two times-out during the third quarter.
: : He should have said two time-outs. Yes?

: I'd agree with you! Use of the hyphen seems optional.

Agreed. Over time, many two-word phrases in frequent use tend to grow together, from two words to hyphenation to a single word. Base ball to base-ball to baseball. Web site to web-site to website. English is the most efficient of languages.