Spelling Post Approval
May 30, 2011 10:38 PM Subscribe
I can't find a definitive answer on the use of 'post' as a prefix. In particular with 'post approval' meaning 'after approval'.
posted by unliteral to Writing & Language (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The only reference I have handy is a Reader's Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary
(1984) [I know! but it has such nice pictures]
In forming compounds, post- is now usually joined with the following elements without space or hyphen. However, if the second element begins with a t or capital letter, it is separated with a hyphen.
In the absence of any other authority, I'm leaning towards 'postapproval' but it seems a bit awkward. So does anyone have a cite for, 'postapproval', 'post approval' or 'post-approval'?