Steve   Tuesday, January 06, 2004, 19:50 GMT
Is it correct to write it as ''nightlight or night-light''? Hot water heater or hot-water heater''?
wassabi   Thursday, January 08, 2004, 05:45 GMT
usually people don't like hyphunating (and i can't spell) so i think you'd usually do
"night light" and "hot water heater".
Dr. English   Friday, January 16, 2004, 05:33 GMT
Both "nightlight" and "night-light" are correct. However, "hot water heater" never uses a hyphen.
pobre_diablo   Sunday, January 18, 2004, 02:53 GMT
is there such a word?! what does it mean? like daylight bur for the night?
Willy   Sunday, January 18, 2004, 03:16 GMT
A nightlight is a dim light that you leave on all night. Usually used in childrens' rooms so that they can find their way to the bathroom without bumping into things or tripping over their toys.
mjd   Sunday, January 18, 2004, 03:18 GMT
A "nightlight" is a small, dim light left on all night so as to offer some light (in case one needs to, say go to the bathroom or perhaps give a feeling of security to a child that is scared of the dark).
mjd   Sunday, January 18, 2004, 03:21 GMT
Sorry, Willy. I hadn't refreshed.
Alice   Monday, January 19, 2004, 17:44 GMT
"While you're at it, leave the nightlight on inside the birdhouse in your soul." Sorry, I had to, They Might Be Giants makes me happy!