RE: Need help with a pompous engineer

Subject: RE: Need help with a pompous engineer
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:36:25 -0500

Bill Burns suggested:
>
> Wouldn't help. Hyphenation of prefixes is a style issue, for
> the most part.
> Check instead in an online style reference. I think many
> (though probably
> not all) would say that the hyphen isn't necessary. It
> doesn't make the term
> any clearer, and prefixes don't have to be prepended using a
> hyphen in most
> cases.
>

Been there.

Try explaining exactly what Bill said, and show this fellow Table 6.1 in the
Chicago Manual of Style (14th Edition), where it lists "re" as a prefix
usually forming a closed compound and the standard exceptions to that
guideline.


Cheers ... Kim
kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com

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