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    #1

    re-think

    Is the following sentence correct and natural?



    I always re-think how to do my best for work every day.
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    Re: re-think

    You need 'rethink' – without the hyphen, Polyester.

    I'm not doing my best work; I need to rethink my strategy.

    Your plan isn't working; it clearly needs a rethink.


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Dec-2019 at 10:02.

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    #3

    Re: re-think

    Rover_KE,

    I don't understand why I added hyphen in the word re-think is wrong.
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    Re: re-think

    No hyphen is used according to https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/rethink

    Having read the above definition, I think of this sentence: "I often rethink the way I do my everyday work so as to get the best results."
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    #5

    Re: re-think

    I didn't agree with the word "rethink" earlier because, if it is something you do everyday, it would not be called "rethink". Which is why Rover has removed the "every day".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: re-think

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Rover_KE,

    I don't understand why the added hyphen in the word "re-think" is wrong.
    Click here and you'll see that 27 dictionaries include 'rethink' but only one mentions 're-think'.

    Bookmark the site for future reference.

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    #7

    Re: re-think

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Is the following sentence correct and natural?



    I always rethink how to do my best for work every day.
    The word "always" there is problematic. Do you think about every day how to do your best for work? That's not likely. Perhaps:

    I often ask myself if I'm doing my best and if not how can I do better.
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