What are they talking about? No.1

Read the following conversation and choose the right word to fill the gap. Notice carefully the verbs that are used – they all collocate strongly with one of the following:

a. letter
b. email
c. computer
d. report

Practice acting out the dialogue.

Zak: Did you check your ________? I sent you something yesterday.
Ruby: No, I only go through it once or twice a day, and I haven’t had time today.
Zak: I know what you mean. I receive so much in a day it’s impossible to read them all, let alone reply to them.
Ruby: Yeah, and I get loads of them that are not for me, just in copy, so I delete without even opening them.

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correct answer: email

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    • Samia,

      Good question! In fact, it is possible, and correct, to say both. The dictionary entries I consulted had both ’email’ and ‘e-mail’ and didn’t express a preference. I think ‘e-mail’ is better, as the letter e is separate – it stands for ‘electronic’. But that’s just my personal view, and certainly not a rule.

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