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.


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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