Re: reinvite or re-invite?

Subject: Re: reinvite or re-invite?
From: Joey P <joeyp2008 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:29:28 +0800

I agree that people could well read it as "rein..." at first, causing a
mental double-take. And a quick Google search suggests that "re-invite" is
far more commonly used than "reinvite".

Depending on the context, it might be worth changing the structure to
"invite ... again".


On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:19 PM, <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi Yves,
> reinvite doesn't look unambiguous to me, because rein is a word. I think
> it would be simplest and easiest on the reader to hyphenate, or to say
> invite again.
> BTW: Sounds like an interesting situation where one would be re-inviting
> someone. Was there a disinvite too?
> Kathleen
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: reinvite or re-invite?
> > From: Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > Date: Thu, October 15, 2009 5:07 am
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >
> >
> > Hi group
> >
> > Which is correct: to reinvite or to re-invite?
> >
> > I think "reinvite" should not be hyphenated because the word is
> unambiguous.
> > My English grammar books tell me to use a hyphen after the "re-" prefix
> only
> > to avoid ambiguity, for example:
> >
> > re-cover vs. recover
> > re-lease vs. release
> >
> > Is this correct?
> >
> > By the way, are there any good online English Grammar references you can
> > recommend?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > --
> > Yves Barbion

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