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Is it spelt “naïve” or “naive”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas” I've always wondered which is the correct spelling: "naïve" or "naive"? Are both correct, and ...
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What is the / is there any meaningful difference between the two spellings 'naive' and 'naïve'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you always use the accent in foreign words like “résumé”? “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas” Is it spelt “naïve” or “naive”? ...
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Authoritative source on the diaeresis trema rule [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas” I've got an impression that there is (or was) a rule in English: If you have a rarely used ...
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What is the standard rule for using or not using hyphen and diaeresis on the words like reelect , reexamine, and cooperate?

I found that diaeresis is used on the word, reelection in the following sentence of the article titled “Rational Irrationality” in the New Yorker magazine (April 27). “This morning’s news that ...
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“Zoe” or “Zoë”: which is the correct spelling?

I have a relation who has named their child Zoe, on the grounds that “in English we don’t use the dots”, but they pronounce it like the second version. Of course I don’t want to argue that’s not the ...
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Diacritics and non-English letters in anglicized loan words: keep 'em, dump 'em, italicize the words, or what?

Take an expression like déjà vu. This is a French term which is frequently seen in English. In fact, it is included in English dictionaries. But it is often seen in English in a variety of forms: ...
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What is the opposite of “green”? [closed]

What best completes this sentence? Joe, in opposition to environment-friendly sentiments, has decided to go ____.
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Does anyone write “noöne” with a diaeresis?

Related: "Whereäs" as an alternative spelling of "whereas" Does anyone write "no-one" as "noöne", with the diaeresis (double-dot) serving to separate the syllables?
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Two dots on the “i” instead of one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas” Is it spelt “naïve” or “naive”? Someone I talked to used two dots in this word: Naïvely I ...
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Contemporary native English words with diacritics

As I understand, ö in coöperation is considered archaic (or is it?) and words like résumé, cliché and naïve are copied directly from foreign languages. Are there any contemporary native (non-borrowed) ...
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What do the letters ï and ô mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the distinction between “role” and “rôle” [with a circumflex]? What is the significance of the “ô” character in “rôle” in this work? What is the standard rule ...