Re: onsite vs on site

Subject: Re: onsite vs on site
From: "Tom Murrell" <tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "Nurre, Vickie" <VNurre -at- aegonusa -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 18:13:57 -0400

Onsite as one word does not look correct to me at all. I don't think it is
one of those two word combinations that is migrating together as "baseball"
or "database" did.

I read "on site" as a prepositional phrase that answers the question, "Where
is the staff?" "The staff is [where?]" "The staff is on site." (Or "The
staff is in Boston." Or "The staff is at lunch.") That's how I read the

Yours is the first example of someone thinking of using "on site" as one

Tom Murrell

>From: "Nurre, Vickie" <VNurre -at- Aegonusa -dot- com>
>To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
>Subject: onsite vs on site
>Date: Mon, Oct 11, 1999, 4:29 PM

> When used as a noun, which is correct - Onsite or On Site? For example, "The
> staff is on site." Or "The staff is onsite." I have seen it both ways and
> would like to know if one is more correct than the other and why. I can find
> no particular rule other than if it is used as an adjective or adverb.
> Thanks
> Vickie, vnurre -at- aegonusa -dot- com <mailto:vnurre -at- aegonusa -dot- com>
> Technical Writer

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