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December 15, 2010

“Email,” “email,” “e-mail,” or “email?” Believe it or not, there’s consensus on this one.

The AP Stylebook, the go-to guide for print journalists, says it’s “e-mail.” The New York Times agrees. (They have their own style book.) Chicago Manual of Style says “e-mail” too. Even Lynne Truss, the grammar curmudgeon who wrote the best-seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, opts for “e-mail” on her blog. Or is it “Blog?”

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