A Few Hyphen Issues

When a word ends in -ly, do not hyphenate it to the word after it. ...poorly constructed edifice... ...newly build condos... ...recently deceased partner... Though the suffix -wise should be added to the word and made a solid word, this leads to some very strange-looking words. ...punctuationwise, what do you... ...made the decision doctorwise... It might be best in these instances to go ahead and hyphenate the suffix to the word. (And, by the way, it would probably be a good idea to try to avoid creating these combinations in your own speech.) There is more to say on hyphens. We will revisit these from time to time. Happy punctuating! Margie