horse-shoe or horseshoe?

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  • RedwoodGrove

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    English, USA
    If you go back in time you will see that words that are compound today were two words originally. For example, "anything" was "any thing" in Jane Austen's time. The trend nowadays seems to be to join words without a hyphen.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    English has no strict rules for hyphenation. You'll see horse shoe, horse-shoe, and horseshoe. There's nothing to say one is more correct than another.
     
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