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Unread May 28th, 2014, 07:25 am
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Default Cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?

Hi everyone,

I can't seem to figure out the correct form: cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?

I think cakecrumbs and cake crumbs are both interchangeable - is this correct? Is it only a matter of style or a geographical variation?

Would cake-crumbs be correct too or not at all?
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Default Re: Cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?

All fine - though I think in this case the hyphen might be less likely. But with compounds like this there are no hard and fast rules except where there's a clear difference in meaning - eg between a blackbird and a black bird. The second is not a compound but an ordinary description and to avoid confusion, "blackbird" is always written as one word.
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Default Re: Cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?

Many thanks Susan!
I was very confused as they all sounded good, but now it makes more sense
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