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The 3rd edition (p. 249) cites "drop-down arrow," "drop-down combo box,"
and "drop-down list box" as acceptable uses. Evidently, they separate
As for "e-mail", it also instructs writers to "always hyphenate." (p.
252). Yes, it still states that it is not a synonym for "message". It
states that "sending an e-mail message" is correct, but "sending an
e-mail" is not.
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Subject: Microsoft Manual of Style questions
Hi. I do not own a copy of the MS manual of style (shame on me!)
Would someone be willing to look up two word usages and let me know the