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Units of measurement

For an international audience, use both imperial and metric standards. Use the local preference with the secondary in brackets. If you need help converting between metric and non-metric units, just use Google – conversion tools are baked right into their services....Read More

Key card & keycard

A card that functions as a key is called a “keycard.” Use as one word, not two. Example Stop by the front desk to get an extra keycard....Read More

On site & on-site

“On-site” is an adjective. It comes before the noun it describes. “On site” is a prepostitional phrase. It comes after the noun it describes. “Onsite” is not a thing, but it looks like the name for a pretty rock. It’s preferable to...Read More

Xmas

This word is spelled “Christmas.” Example So here it is, Merry Christmas Everybody’s having fun Look to the future now It’s only just begun from Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”...Read More

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