onsite vs on site

Subject: onsite vs on site
From: Cheryl Reinertsen <cheryl -dot- reinertsen -at- jda -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:52:46 -0500

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.

On site (two separate words without a hyphen is, I believe, incorrect.
Without the excuse of using it as jargon it sounds like a phrase I might
hear from a child learning to talk.






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