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    #1

    "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Hello, Good morning!

    I would like to know if the following sentences are (in)correct:

    "The Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically." OR "Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically."


    Thank you!


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    #2

    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    Hello, Good morning!

    I would like to know if the following sentences are (in)correct:

    "The Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically." OR "Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically."


    Thank you!


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    The second is correct. No "The".

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    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Thanks!

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    #4

    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    One more example just to clear my doubt... so we should say: "The letter is more formal than email.", right?

    Thanks again!!!


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    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    One more example just to clear my doubt... so we should say: "The letter is more formal than email.", right?

    Thanks again!!!


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    No. If you start with "The letter", you need to use the parallel "the email".
    Or, "A letter is more formal than an email", "Letters are more formal than emails".
    In your previous post, 'email' meant the whole electronic system. In this current case, it simply means one or more emails.

    PS: It's preferred here to click on the 'Like' rather than post a separate thanks.

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    #6

    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Got it!
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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    #8

    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    Hello, Good morning!

    I would like to know if the following sentences are (in)correct:

    "The Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically." OR "Email consists of a system for sending and receiving messages electronically."


    Thank you!


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    There is no reason to capitalize the "e" in email/e-mail.

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    Re: "The Email" or (just) "Email" ?

    ...unless it begins a sentence.

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