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Rule "missing hyphen in 'much needed'"

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Description: missing hyphen in 'much needed'
Message: When \3-\4 is used as a modifier, it is usually spelled with a hyphen.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/hyphen/#compound-adjectives-with-hyphens
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The film gave a much needed boost to the country's tourist industry.
    Correction suggestion: much-needed
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Your help is very much needed.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MUCH_NEEDED_HYPHEN [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-26 22:33:06 +0200)