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    Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    Are they equivalent or is there any difference between registration and sign up when using them in the context of a website database?

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    Yes, they are synonymous. Sign-up, as a noun, is hyphenated.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    Many thanks tedmc ("Register" in this forum"). By the way, I have seen sign-up as a noun many times, but I was doubting since there is no such a word in any English dictionary. For instance: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sign-up or http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic...kiePolicy=true. It is always a verb. (???).

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    It is used as a noun- it could be a recent coinage because of signing up on the internet, but I do see it there often enough.

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Noire View Post
    I have seen sign-up as a noun many times, but I was doubting since there is no such a word in any English dictionary.
    It's listed as a noun in dictionaries 1, 3 and 4 here, Pete.

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    #6

    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    It won't be long before the hyphen disappears.

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    I've seen "signup" plenty of times. It's no longer underlined by my spellchecker.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    Thought so.

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    Re: Students Registration or Students Sign Up?

    I've seen it used without the hyphen in newspapers in recent weeks- it's become a topic in the election for leadership of a political party.

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