Re: Rerender or re-render?

Subject: Re: Rerender or re-render?
From: "Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: "Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- ge -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:50:36 -0500

Hi David,

You're right, it is a prefix--I thought about that just after I hit send.

I just checked Chicago (14th ed), which says that nearly all
compounds formed with "re" (and other prefixes) are closed. Exceptions
include the following:
-- if it's misleading or puzzling, use the hyphen
-- if the word is not listed in the dictionary and it might be
difficult to read or ambiguous, use the hyphen

Regards,

Kathleen

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:07 AM, Chinell, David F (GE EntSol,
Security) <David -dot- Chinell -at- ge -dot- com> wrote:
> Kathleen, I think you introduce a small confusion here. "Re" is not a
> word, it's a prefix. Thus re-render, whether hyphenated or not is not a
> compound.
>
> Bear
>


--
Kathleen MacDowell
www.writefortheuser.com
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RE: Rerender or re-render?: From: Andrew Warren
Re: Rerender or re-render?: From: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: Rerender or re-render?: From: Kathleen MacDowell
RE: Rerender or re-render?: From: Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)

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