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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:17 pm 
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Not an 11+ question but one that might be of interest.

I am currently writing a number of public sector contracts and have been criticised for using coordinate without a hyphen. The reviewers and editors insist that I write use co-ordinate. I thought that this wasn't incorrect just a matter of style.

Any english scholars out there that can shed light on this.

Coordinate in the context of the document is the verb form meaning - To work together harmoniously.


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Oxford dictionary has it as coordinate (also co-ordinate)

Mr yoyo says he would hyphenate, but without hyphen is also considered correct nowadays


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also

http://www.westfieldhouse.org.uk/pdf/br ... elling.pdf


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Hi Ken, I’m a book and magazine editor and we no longer hyphenate coordinate – used to when I was starting out 20+ years ago, but not these days.

That said, it’s not wrong to hyphenate it, so if that’s what the client wants…


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