Prefixes/Suffixes: Wise as a suffix

March 12, 2009: Issue 281

The suffix wise doesn’t take a hyphen when it means relating to:
     Colorwise, she has always stuck with blues.
Moneywise, we were in better shape three years ago.

It does take a hyphen when it means smart:
     A color-wise friend suggested orange accents.
Money-wise homeowners are focusing on energy efficiency.

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