RE: [stclwrsig-l] Developing a style guide

Subject: RE: [stclwrsig-l] Developing a style guide
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:03:53 -0500

Yes, I have frequently seen "POS" used as an adjective when describing
software.


-----Original Message-----
From: Margaret Cekis
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:00 PM
To: Robin Davidson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: [stclwrsig-l] Developing a style guide

...I think that "point of sale" is one of those terms that is in
transition between being a word phrase and a compound word. As such, it
is separate words in a phrase when it is a noun, and hyphenated when it
is an adjective:

Noun example: We need to serve our customers better, both at the point
of sale and afterward.

Adjective example: The new store needed more point-of-sale cashiers.
There were long lines at every register.

My company tends to abbreviate it to POS. That's another way of avoiding
the consistency problem.




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