Should you write it as ‘web site’ or ‘website’? And what’s the difference between the two? We’ll cover that below, plus teach you how to use the correct version of the word in a sentence.
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You might be wondering which spelling of the word to use because they’re very similar. The only difference is the space between the two words, ‘web’ and ‘site.’
As you just learned, the word can be spelled as one word or two. But the most common way people spell it is without a space.
Some style guides call for the capitalization of both forms, but some people simply don’t do that. It’s not necessary unless those are the rules of whatever you’re writing.
According to Merriam-Webster, the word refers to a group of World Wide Web pages that usually contain links to each other. They’re usually made available by people, companies, and organizations.
Websites are what people call “the internet.” If you’re looking at a website, you’re on the internet.
The first known use of the word was in 1993, and it meant the same thing it means today.
Not sure of the pronunciation of this word? Here’s a quick guide.
Now that we know the definition and how to pronounce the words, we can take a look at some examples of how to use them in a sentence.
To recap, you learned that these two words could be used interchangeably because they mean the same thing. The only difference is the space between the two words and how often they’re used in a professional sense. Stick with ‘website’ if you want to be on the safe side.
If you find yourself struggling, don’t be afraid to come back and refresh your memory. We’ve got a whole library of content dedicated to explaining confusing words and phrases in the English language – and there are a lot! Go check it out.
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