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Hyphenate “communicating”: communi-cating or communic-ating?

Hyphenation is generally not the author's responsibility, but the typesetter's. US typesetters have tended to hyphenate based on the pronunciation of syllables, and in this word would be divided as &...
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Hyphenate “communicating”: communi-cating or communic-ating?

Neither is correct. The correct way is: com•mu•ni•ca•ting. Hyphenation is used to break up words at syllable boundaries, so the problem is knowing where the syllable boundaries are. The rule is called ...
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Hyphens or no hyphens in well(-)thought(-)through?

If you are using this phrase attibutively, then hyphens seem useful That was a well-thought-through idea! If not, then hyphens seem unnecessary: That idea was well thought through.
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Hyphens or no hyphens in well(-)thought(-)through?

Technically, "thought through" is a phrasal verb, not an adjective, so spelling it with a hyphen would not be standard English grammar. An adjective with a very similar meaning is thought-...
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