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Old 10-04-2012, 07:49 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Literature View Post
Here was the situation because I know there are some grammar-minded people here.

"His father, the sun god Helios, used the sun as his chariot."

My suggestion: hyphenate "sun-god" because it is an adjective (describing Helios).

But, no, it's not an adjective. It's not describing Helios. It's identifying him, I suppose. So I guess the rule according to the Chicago Manual Style is just keep it "sun god" but perhaps in this case, put a comma after "god."



(And this has been another chapter of First World Problems).
The word "sun" is the adjective, describing the word "god".
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