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False Positive - Is there a hyphen in false positive?


In instances where the prefix ends with 'a' or 'i' and the word starts with 'a' or 'i' respectively, such as intra-arterial or anti-immune, a hyphen is used. Similarly, when using suffixes like -type, -elect, and -designate. For instance, 'We conducted a double-blind test; the test was double-blind. The test produced false-positive results; the false-positive outcomes were documented.'