When to Do That Stringing-Words-Together Thing with Hyphens
1. Who was the behind the scenes negotiator who facilitated the deal?
The negotiator is described as working behind the scenes. When that phrase appears in isolation, as an adverbial phrase rather than as a phrasal adjective modifying a noun that follows, no hyphenation is needed, but here, it serves the latter function: “Who was the behind-the-scenes negotiator who facilitated the deal?”
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