General question about grade 1 indicators

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    MagnoliaM1
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    Regarding grade one indicators, if part of a word  (that is not an actual word) is spelled out i-t-y, can a grade 1 word indicator be used in this instance?(for i-t-y) For example- A to the m to the i-t-y

    I know for a word like w-i-n you would use a grade one word indicator, but didn’t know if in this instance if it would apply. Thanks for your help!

    #42695
    MagnoliaM1
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    Or in example t to the a to the r-t-y

    Thanks again!

    #42704
    MagnoliaM1
    Participant

    Never mind, I figured it out. Thanks again!

    #42713
    Cindy
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    2.6.1 A letter or letters-sequence is considered to be "standing alone" if it is preceded and followed by a space, a hyphen or a dash. The dash may be of any length, i.e. the dash or the long dash.

    This applies to all instances of letters separated by hyphens (except a, i, and o). To prevent "i-t-y" from being read as "i-that-you", the grade 1 word indicator is needed.

    Using grade 1 symbol indicators would necessitate going in and out of grade 1 mode on multiple occasions, to be avoided. (5.9.1)

    Julie Sumwalt, Chair
    UEB Literary Committee

    #42716
    MagnoliaM1
    Participant

    Cindy,

    That makes sense and fits with what I was thinking. This was very helpful! Thanks so much!!

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