Prefixes: Solid Words or Hyphenated?

Made-Up Words Reading Prefixes: Solid Words or Hyphenated? 1 minute Next "Not Only"..."But Also"
The rule is that a prefix is added to the front of a word to make a solid word. ...preordained ...postprandial ...overrated ...underfed However, when there is already a word that has a different meaning, the prefix should be hyphenated. This usually occurs with the prefix re-. ...He decided the only choice was to resign. ...We returned to the bank to re-sign the papers. ...He was looking for redress for the grievance. ...Her mother demanded that she re-dress for the more formal occasion. And here is a really fun one. ...The decision was made that the company should be unionized. ...It was an un-ionized element. Happy punctuating! Margie