Proper spelling of a word

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I would like to ask what the proper spelling of a word is and why.

Is the word antithetical or anti-thetical?

asked Jan 10 at 18:09 Sheila New member

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None of the online dictionaries I checked used a hyphen.  Online dictionaries are a great resource, and they can eliminate the time waiting for someone else to look up a word to answer your question.

link answered Jan 10 at 18:58 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

That is what I thought. However, I saw it spelt with a hyphen in an online forum. This lead me to question my knowledge of the spelling of the word. I referred to several dictionaries to make sure I was not losing my mind and came to the same conclusion. However, I am not an English major and decided it would not hurt to ask others about the spelling of the word.

SheilaJan 10 at 20:36

I'm not sure why agreeing with a dictionary would lead you to question your sanity. Instead, it should confirm that finding something on the Internet does NOT mean it is accurate. When you want to know how to spell a word, a dictionary is the best resource.

Patty TJan 10 at 21:06

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