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Does AP Style recommend a hyphen between the words philosophically-inclined? I have searched several editing and grammar sites and still do not know the correct answer.

  • If you're suggesting something like this: "Ed is a philosophically-inclined kind of guy"; then yes I would make it a single compound adjective by hyphenating it. – BillJ Nov 29 '18 at 9:22
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Don't hyphenate.

"Philosophically" is an adverb, and we don't normally hyphenate "adverb+adjective". At any rate, the hyphen doesn't remove ambiguity, so "if in doubt, leave it out".

I don't think AP has a specific rule on this.

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