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    How to read mary@log-farm.com?

    According to Michael Swan's Practical English Usage, the email address is read as 'mary at log dash farm dot com'.
    Can I read it as 'mary at log hyphen farm dot com'?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How to read mary@log-farm.com?

    Your alternative is acceptable.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Mar-2016 at 09:07.

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    Re: How to read mary@log-farm.com?

    It is acceptable, but I hear dash more often.

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    Re: How to read mary@log-farm.com?

    In email addresses and website addresses, I would say that "dash" is more common. If I were simply dictating the spelling of something to someone else, outside those contexts, I would say "hyphen".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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