I am writing a thesis in English (AE) and I am uncertain about the use of non and specific nouns, verbs and adjectives.
I have seen the following site: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/images/ch07_tab01.pdf from a prior question here.
However, applying this on my specific words seems not correct or inconsistent. I am classifying people into complementary groups:
- user and nonuser
- hedger and nonhedger (at first I wanted to write non-hedgers, but point 4 from the link above and point 1 here convinced me to write nonhedger)
- cash flow hedger and non cash flow hedger, non-cash flow hedger, noncash flow hedger, cash flow nonhedger? (here I am pretty confused, the last one seems not right as I am used to write a "non" at the beginning. However, the non-cash or noncash feels a little bit like they don't have cash)
- hedge accounter and nonhedge accounter, hedge nonaccounter (nonhedge accounter feels like they account their nonhedges?)
- hedge accounting user and hedge accounting nonuser
Furthermore I am unsure if to use 4.1. or 4.2. . They are kinda like made up words, but I would state in the beginning that I classify someone who is not accounting for their hedges as a non hedge accounter..
Hope someone can help me, thank you very much in advance
Edit: Even if you don't know what the right case is, if there even is one, I am still interested in your opinion which version sounds best for you..