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[en] false positive: hitherto unseen


(Lodewijk Arie van Brienen) #1

the term 'hitherto unseen' doesn't need a hyphen, but it still triggers the hyphenation problem warning.


(Mike Unwalla) #2

Done (https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool/commit/eb2abd7840c45adb33e6344f6076872fa51c9756).

Correct, but not usual: This hitherto-unseen defect causes many problems.
Correct: This hitherto unseen defect causes many problems.
Correct: This defect was hitherto unseen, and it causes many problems.

NOW corpus (http://corpus.byu.edu/now/): hitherto unseen + noun = 96, hitherto-unseen + noun = 6, hitherto-unseen = 8.