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Rule "missing hyphen in 'green lights'"

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Description: missing hyphen in 'green lights'
Message: The verb \1-\2 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:
  • He green lighted it.
    Correction suggestion: green-lighted
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Haslam compared the LME's trading turnover averaging $8 billion a day with the around $1.5 billion a day traded online by U.S. energy giant Enron Corp.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: GREEN_LIGHT_HYPHEN [7]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-15 22:33:06 +0200)