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Quire

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Hi All,

Is it correct to use 'unpenalized'? Should it be 'un-penalized'?

Or are neither correct? If so, what word should I use in its place?

Many thanks in advance,

- Q
 

David L.

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If this is a neologism (=a newly coined word or expression of your own making) then un-penalized.

Otherwise, 'not penalized'
 

Quire

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Thanks, David.

The actual sentence I am struggling with is:

"
A character can take one un-penalized Reaction per turn."

You can see how 'not penalized' also sits uncomfortably there.

I suppose one way to resolve the matter is to change the sentence to:

"A character's first Reaction each turn is not penalized. Each additional Reaction..."

- Q

PS These are for game rules, if not evident!
 

David L.

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Yeah. Don't you just love the flexibility of the English language!
 
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