Re: Rerender or re-render?

Subject: Re: Rerender or re-render?
From: Odile Sullivan-Tarazi <odile -at- mindspring -dot- com>
To: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:29:53 -0700

Perish the thought . . . I think that one would call for a rewrite.

Thanks for the vote,


(You would really hyphenate "re-release"? MW Collegiate and AH 4th
both show it solid. I still prefer the hyphen in "co-op" as well,
particularly when it's abbreviated like that. Oherwise, I find
myself thinking of chickens . . . )

At 11:18 AM -0400 9/24/08, Beth Agnew wrote:

>I too vote for hyphenation. Our goal is always to make things clear and
>easy for the reader. Writing re-render clearly helps the reader more
>than rerender (rear-ender!). Heck, I still hyphenate co-operative.
>It keeps the reader from snagging on coop-erative. Now, if you were
>getting into a situation where you had a co-operative re-release of a
>re-rendering engine, you might want to just rethink it all. :-)
>Odile Sullivan-Tarazi wrote:
>>Well, no, it's not in the dictionary. Perhaps too new a term? Not
>>commonly used in the general language?
>>But I mean, in terms of general principles, would you hyphenate it or
>>not? I'd thought perhaps so because of the double "re" at the
>>beginning of the word, but I see "rerelease" in AH. MW's not much
>>help, unless I'm missing something in my haste. A Google search
>>turns up the solid form in common use. But these are all manner of
>>blogs and casual discussions. I haven't had a chance to diligently
>>search published sources.
>Beth Agnew, Professor
>Co-ordinator, Technical Communication Program
>Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
>Toronto, ON
>416-491-5050 x3133

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RE: Rerender or re-render?: From: Andrew Warren
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Re: Rerender or re-render?: From: Odile Sullivan-Tarazi
Re: Rerender or re-render?: From: Beth Agnew

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