oh so convenient

rasen58

New Member
English
Does it make sense to say "Using an oh so convenient method of communication called the telephone, I called my friend."
Particularly the "an oh so" part.
Or would it be better to say "Using an oh-so-convenient method of communication called the telephone, I called my friend."
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    If you're planning to say one or the other, it would be impossible to tell the difference. In normal conversation, we don't pronounce hyphens or call attention to them in any other way.

    (If you're thinking about writing this, not saying it, I'd use the hyphens to prevent confusion when someone has read the first part, but hasn't yet reached the end, let alone paused to figure out how it all fits together.)
     
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