TIME SLOT

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As in "the timeslot given khổng lồ completing the task". Would also be interested to lớn hear if there"s different usages for different scenargame ios.


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According lớn dictionary.com, it should be two separate words "time slot".

This useful article on compound words offers the following advice:

Many of them are found in the dictionary và are not subject to our interpretation, our judgment, or our whlặng. Start with your dictionary before applying any other guidelines.

I would be inclined to follow that advice, & use the dictionary version: time slot.

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It seems that time slot is currently most common, but that doesn’t prevent you from adhering to lớn more (or less) traditional approaches.

Here is the google n-gram of the variants in use since 1940.

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And it is always worth browsing at more venerable sources such as The New Yorker’s inimitable Comma Queen, Mary Norris, or, indeed, Wiktionary.


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Both timeslot and time slot are acceptable. You will find an equal amount of dictionaries containing either.

Regarding the hyphenated version, there"s been a general trover to move sầu away from hyphenated compound words over the past 40 years. A common, historical pattern is that two words — say, time slot — will be joined by a hyphen for a time — time-slot — and then be joined inkhổng lồ one word — timeslot. tamquoccola.com is moving away from this & joining languages lượt thích German, where words are advantageously and immediately linked khổng lồ one another.


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