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Is it correct to hyphen limitations as 'limitation-s' ?

According to this site it is wrong as it is hyphenated as: 'lim-i-ta-tions'.

It is also wrong according to hunspell, which says that the correct forms are 'lim-i-ta-tions' (en-us dict) or 'lim-it-a-tions' (en-gb dict).

But I just found the (limitation-s) form in a text and I was wondering if there is a rule which allows this form or not.

  • No, that hyphenation is not acceptable. – StoneyB Mar 19 '15 at 14:28
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    That hyphenation violates 2 rules: "Never split in the middle of a syllable" and "Never split less than 3 letters." – Hellion Mar 19 '15 at 14:59
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As said in the comments:

That hyphenation violates 2 rules: "Never split in the middle of a syllable" and "Never split less than 3 letters." – Hellion Mar 19 2015

I expect it was a word across multiple lines, it didn't fit at the end of the line. See this for information. As the answer says, it shouldn't be hyphenated here, as it isn't a syllable break. The allowed places are here: lim·i·ta·tion

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