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#18142 - 02/06/01 02:27 AM Re: hyphenated modifiers from h%@$
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
My English teacher would've said, "Re-stored eh stales, a case of making your own American word perhaps?"
What's wrong with "...stored again?"
#18143 - 02/06/01 05:27 AM Re: hyphenated modifiers from h%@$
I think there is a difference between stored again and re-stored. I'd be more likely to use stored again if, for example, the paintings were displayed and then put back into storage, while I'd be more likely to use re-store, if they were moved from one place of storage to another because the first was unsuitable or could no longer be used for whatever reason.
Be that as it may, since I can show a difference between restored and re-stored in speaking by shifting the stress, why do away with a handy way of showing the difference in writing and then force me to rephrase the sentence?
#18144 - 02/06/01 05:37 AM Re: hyphenated modifiers from h%@$
The word 're-create' is in common use but almost always (I would say) misspelt as 'recreate', which to me is the obscure verb of harmless enjoyment, pronounced rek-.
Hyphenation is not a problem, over-hyphenation is. (That wasn't an intentional example, but one word 'over-hyphenation' is quite as clear as 'too much hyphenation' and much clearer than fused 'overhyphenation'.)
Rewriting for clarity is good; rewriting to conform to imposed rules is like writing sonnets: fine if you want to but not compulsory.
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