Close the Gap on Prefixes and Suffixes
Daily Writing Tips
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
A common error is to refer to very large amounts of money with a phrase like “multi-billion-dollar budget” or, worse, “multi-billion dollar budget.” However, words prefixed by multi need no hyphen: “multibillion-dollar budget.”. Suffixes are rarely hyphenated, either ( airborne, lifelike, nationwide ).