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Counterproductive is spelled as one word according to Longman.
We believe such discussions are counter-productive and reject them.
Is "counter" an adverb?
Why we need a hyphen here?
Thank you, CS and OD:
I have just searched counterproductive as you said and most of the results are spelled as one word.
(I read "counter-productive" here: http://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/nucl...litary-option-)
And no—'counter' is not an adverb. It's a prefix meaning 'opposing' or 'against'.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Dec-2012 at 13:06.