Re: reinvite or re-invite?

Subject: Re: reinvite or re-invite?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:29:07 -0500

re-cover means to place a cover on something that was previously
removed. Recover means to reattain something that was lost. Two
different words. Re-lease is to issue a lease on property that was
previously leased. Release is to let go.

reinvite is not a word. Re-invite would be proper.

Yves Barbion wrote:
> 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


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