RE: onsite vs on site

Subject: RE: onsite vs on site
From: "Geoff Lane" <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "'Cheryl Reinertsen'" <cheryl -dot- reinertsen -at- jda -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 08:40:25 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cheryl Reinertsen
> My opinion of onsite is that it's jargon. When I edited environmental
> reports, it was used (correctly or incorrectly) and
> understood as both a
> noun and an adjective. However, the correct usage is on-site
> as an adjective and an adverb.

My vote goes with Cheryl. If it's any help, here's the definition from the
Concise Oxford Dictionary (9th edition): "on-site attrib.adj. taking place
or available on a site or premises." The same publication has no definition
for onsite.


Geoff Lane
Cornwall, UK
geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk

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