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Rule "missing hyphen in 'green lights'"

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Description: missing hyphen in 'green lights'
Message: The verb \3-\4 is spelled with a hyphen.
Category: Compounding (ID: COMPOUNDING)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/hyphen/#hyphenating-verbs-modifies-their-meaning
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I will green light it once the reports are in.
    Correction suggestion: green-light
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: GREEN_LIGHT_HYPHEN [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-20 22:33:06 +0200)