Using Web and Internet Words|
|Q.||When I want to describe a pop-up window from a Web browser, is it popup, pop-up, or pop up?|
|A. ||It's pop-up. The word pop-up has been around for a while, the others are simply common misspellings.
- The children's book includes pop-up illustrations.
- Pop-up windows are the most annoying things on the Web.
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|Q.||Do I use web site, Web site, website, or web page?|
|A. ||Unless specified otherwise in your style guide, use Web site (i.e. a site on the World Wide Web) - although all primary English language style references agree that website is coming into common usage.
It's worth noting, though, that the word website can cause a lot of conflict. Using the word site is more acceptable to purists than web site or website.
Don't use web page. A site is a collection of pages.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics' site will provide the information.
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|Q.||Is emails the plural form of email?|
|A. ||No. Email is both singular and plural, the same as mail. If the word sounds awkward in a sentence, try using email messages instead.
- I sent her an email this morning.
- We got a lot of email about that issue.
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Using the Right Word Counting Web Words in Microsoft Word