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    x-out

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 4, 2015.

    Joe said, "Please 'x' out of the screen before logging off."

    Please "x" out of the screen.

    He was x'ing out of the screen.

    He x'd out of the screen.

    Are these all correctly punctuated when referring to the process of closing a web page? If not, how would you write them using 'x' for all verb forms?

    Thank you.
     
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    Are you using "x" as a verb?

    If you are the latter two don't make grammatical sense since there would be no possessive or contraction to warrant the apostrophe. For instance if you use the word log in place of x, you say "he was logging out" and "he logged out" but using one letter it's hard to make that work. "He was Xing out" and "he Xed out" would be the right way of writing it, but it looks strange.
     

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