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    portacabin or porta cabin?

    Portacabin or porta cabin?

    Should I put a space between "porta" and "cabin"?
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    Re: portacabin or porta cabin?

    As you will see from this link, it should be Portakabin. It's a brand name and it's a trade mark. Having said that, you will see it written without a capital letter and with a "c" instead of a "k" because, in the UK at least, it has become a generic name for the type of structure. Legally, though, the capitalised version with a "k" should be used. It should always be written as a single word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: portacabin or porta cabin?

    I have never heard of this before. Thanks ems.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: portacabin or porta cabin?

    The Portacabin what I am discussing is, similar to the container. We use this one for site office in the construction field for temporary purpose. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: portacabin or porta cabin?

    That's what Emsr2d2 was referring to.

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    Re: portacabin or porta cabin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That's what Emsr2d2 was referring to.
    ... which should have been clear from the link. It's just the same container but with a door and windows.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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