Rules in Alphabetic Filing Part 9

By | November 15, 2017

In the previous post we have learned how to file business names that are made up of two or more surname. In this post, we are going to learn how to  file names with hyphen (-).

Rule 9

I. A hyphenated name is filed as one unit. Consider the following examples:

Up-and-Down Resto Bar
Fit-and-Right Gym
Laugh-n-Love Girls Club

They are filed by unit as:

FitandRight Gym
LaughnLove Girls Club
UpandDown Resto Bar

II. A hyphenated word is also filed as one unit. Consider the following examples:

Pro-active
Anti-aircraft
Ultra-magnetic

They are filed by unit as:

Anti-aircraft
Pro-active
Ultra-magnetic

Now, try these following exercise:

Exercise 1

Up-and-Above Convenient Store
Do-or-Die Question
Come-and-Go Fastfood Inc.
Pick-n-Fit Apparel
Munch-Crunch Snack Store

Exercise 2

Pre-Employment
Post-Test
Anti-Hazing
Pre-Historic
Semi-Conductor

Exercise 3

Wash-n-Wear Laundry Shop
Fix-it Repair Shop
Pop-or-Flop Game Show
Top-2-Bottom Skin Clinic
Back-to-Back Printing Press

Answer to Exercise 1

ComeandGo Fastfood Inc.
DoorDie Question
MunchCrunch Snack Store
PicknFit Apparel
UpandAbove Convenient Store

Answer to Exercise 2

Anti-Hazing
Pre-Employment
Pre-Historic
Post-Test
Semi-Conductor

Answer to Exercise 3

BacktoBack Printing Press
Fixit Repair Shop
Pop-or-Flop Game Show
Top-2-Bottom Skin Clinic
WashnWear Laundry Shop

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