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Coordinate or co-ordinate?

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By Mary Morel

The hyphen has dropped out of coordinate, but co-ordinate is not wrong.

Hyphens tend to drop out over time when words are used together a lot.

e-mail is now email
semi-colon is now semicolon

Use a modern dictionary as your guide.

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