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    Default please help! prefix "re-" usage

    I used "retow" in a scrabble game, as "we had to retow the car, as we brought it to the wrong garage." my dictionary says re- can be used with "many" verbs, not all listed in the dictionary. my opponents refused to allow it, or even give me another turn. i think it's perfectly logical that it should be ok, but can find no rule saying yes or no. any help??

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    Default Re: please help! prefix "re-" usage

    I can't see whynot:
    We had to tow the car to the garage, but they could not fix it, so we retoed it to the main garage.
    It is possible, but I think that the rules of Scrabble state that the word must be in the official Scrabble dictionary to restrict the potential for such neologisms.

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