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    website?? or Web Site??

    here's my questions for the pros... when doing contracts, emails etc.. i find that spellcheck flags the words 'website' and 'email'

    so i ask.. is it 'unprofessional' to type website as one word? or should you type it as 'web site'.

    and the email thing.. my spellcheck demands I spell it 'E-Mail'... but i prefer 'email'...

    thots??

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    website.

    I think either is acceptable to be honest. It's like the email (my preference) and E-Mail, they're both acceptable as are web site and website

    I guess it's down to your preference. I go for both email and website myself.
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    It doesn't matter which one you use; just as long as you're consistant.

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    Re: website?? or Web Site??

    Originally posted by Mac8myPC
    here's my questions for the pros... when doing contracts, emails etc.. i find that spellcheck flags the words 'website' and 'email'

    so i ask.. is it 'unprofessional' to type website as one word? or should you type it as 'web site'.

    and the email thing.. my spellcheck demands I spell it 'E-Mail'... but i prefer 'email'...

    thots??
    http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper.../usage/website

    Apparently, the proper usage as it has been popularized is website as a single word, lower case (though the style guide where I work still maintains that it should be 2 words - it's a convention of referring to it as "site on the web" rather than as a term unto itself).

    I believe most style guides agree that the proper use of the latter is e-mail (hyphenated), since the 'e' is standing in for the word 'electronic'.

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    thanks for the links and the info.

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    No problem. Used to be an editor, so I'm kind of a geek about these things (and I had a similar discussion at work not too long ago).

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    "Email" is the German word for "enamel."

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    I think its a potaytoe potautoe thing....

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    Potato!

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    Originally posted by gSOLO_01
    It doesn't matter which one you use; just as long as you're consistant.
    Yes, parallel structure is a much under-estimated part of the English language.

    website and email, BTW.
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