Posted by Henry on July 14, 2004
In Reply to: Grammar Question posted by platypus 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.
the life of Bill, rummy player extraordinaire,