Prefixes - Together or Separately? Does the copywriter have to write correctly?

Service Business

Collective or separate spelling? Or maybe a connector? Certainly, each of us, while creating a text, wonders how to write a given word. Sometimes what we take for granted does not turn out to be so obvious, and only a different entry in another article may make us realize that something is probably wrong. How to write? Where to put the connector? Prefixes - Together or Separately? We will answer all your questions in this article!

Prefixes - super words in the subtitle

Prefixes can be confusing. Do I have a miniskirt or a mini skirt in my closet? Or is it a mini skirt? A pseudo-fan will turn out to be a pseudo-fan or maybe a pseudo-fan? How to write correctly? And do all prefixes connect to common words in the same way?

The answer is yes - we write all prefixes together with common words. It does not matter whether the prefix is ​​Polish or foreign. Some connections come very naturally to us, because, for example, the word hoarse, as a rule, we all write together, although in fact it is a prefix in this case. However, there are words that make us wonder, incl. the previously mentioned miniskirt or a hooligan. We write all these words together.

Example 1.

Together we will write, among others such words as: miniskirt, maxi skirt, hooligan, superhuman, subtitle, ex-husband, interpersonal, timeless, vice president, asociality.


There are exceptions to the rule. We cannot omit the capital letter! So if the prefix is ​​combined with a proper name, we do not write it together, we use a hyphen.


Example 2.

The hyphen will be useful in writing, inter alia, such words as: pseudo-German, anti-Pole, super-Kowalski.


There are also two prefixes for which we do not use concatenation. We are talking about quasi- and quazi-, after which we bet connector.


Example 3.

Ania is a quasi-artist.

Ksawery is described as a quasi-philosopher and there is probably some truth in this.

The exceptions are natural terms, such as quilted legs or quilts.

Together or separately - so that… as if or how?

Often the word "yes" written separately raises doubts. What many people don't know is that there is a difference between "also" and "yes that". "Also" means "also", "too". In turn, "yes that" is "so", "so then".

Example 4.

I'm already late for work so I won't be able to eat breakfast.

I met Krystian, who also likes literature.

Another word that is worth a closer look is "as if". When we write it together, we should mean "if" or "as if". It then plays the role of a conjunction. In turn, "as if" we write separately, if it is a pronoun. How easy is this difference to remember? In the case of the pronoun, the part "-by" can also be placed and combined with the verb.

Example 5.

She acted as if she was nice on a daily basis. (She acted as if she was nice on a daily basis.)

Everything was going wrong as she wanted. (Everything was going wrong as she wanted).

It is worth choosing for yourself such examples, thanks to which we will easily remember the spelling of words. Of course, we don't have to learn something by heart - the trick is, first and foremost, to know where to look and not be ashamed of not knowing something.

Start a free 30-day trial period with no strings attached!