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Rule "wrongly split words with hyphen"

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Description: wrongly split words with hyphen
Message: This word seems to contain an unnecessary hyphen.
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The pia- nist plays classic jazz.
    Correction suggestion: pianist
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • This -and not this- is the thing.
  • However in nature DNA can form three structures, A-, B- and Z-DNA.
  • the Symbolics L- and G-machines.
  • the prefix a- in both Greek and Sanskrit
  • a ten- or eleven-year-old girl
  • parallel to the x- or y-axis
  • The salts that result are called alkoxides, with the general formula RO- M+.
  • I won't be able to defend the person- as I will be unavailable that day.
  • Dad- a person who goes missing can show up again, right?
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Version: 6.3-SNAPSHOT (2023-10-02 20:33:03 +0000)