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Grammar Question

Posted by Platypus on July 13, 2004

In Reply to: Grammar Question posted by R. Berg on July 13, 2004

: : Is it correct to say "rummy player extraordinaire Bill's life"

: I'm not sure it's absolutely incorrect, but it's strange and awkward. I'd say "the life of Bill, rummy player extraordinaire," or reword the text some other way.

It's a cumbersome phrase. Try " rummy-player-extrodinaire Bill's life..." . Lots of folks don't like to hypenate, but I think it helps. The hyphen links multiple words into a single expression.