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Subject:RE: Rerender or re-render? From:Odile Sullivan-Tarazi <odile -at- mindspring -dot- com> To:"Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com> Date:Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:57:02 -0700
Thanks for your thoughts. I am inclining more and more towards
solid. I think when I first encountered the word, I wasn't
comfortable enough with it myself. Our audience, on the other hand,
is well accustomed to it.
Your example of an exception to using hyphens with prefixes (and
particularly with "re") is a good one, akin to the difference between
"re-cover" and "recover." I was looking for another one of these.
At 11:37 AM -0400 9/24/08, Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security) wrote:
>I would set it solid. It's not a clear decision, though. In my shop, we
>try to establish general guidelines with limited exceptions, and setting
>prefixes solid is one of our guidelines. As an example of an exception,
>we hyphenate re-sound (meaning to sound again). While resound is a valid
>(dictionary) word, it is so strongly associated with the wrong meaning
>(reverberate), that it proved a stumbling point to all our internal
>I grant Beth's example of confusion (rear-ender) is horrendous, but I
>don't find it likely enough in context to warrant making an exception.
>Anyway, I vote for solid.
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