May 18, 2006

Big Question…

Writing about web page http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?dsid=1555&dekey=I0157400&linktext=inquire

Ok…I'm getting really confused…

If you had a form for people to make an enquiry, would the form be callled an "Inquiry form" or an "Enquiry form"?


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  1. The OED has them as equivalents. Personally, I'd prefer enquiry, because inquiry always makes me think of a public inquiry.

    18 May 2006, 15:20

  2. I'm pretty sure it should be enquiry.

    18 May 2006, 16:16

  3. Hayley

    Yay! Grammar related questions are my forte!!!!!! I was so excited that you asked a question and I knew the answer that I actually made a little whooping sound and then giggled in a uni computer room. I don't know about Warwick, but in York, even making a tapping noise on the keys is a computer room faux pas, but never mind, they'll get over it, and even if they don't I'm off to work soon, so they'll cope.

    Anyway, the answer was already given above– it matters little but enquiry is nicer….

    And now I shall go and not waffle on your blog any more…

    18 May 2006, 18:54

  4. Dawn

    Hmmm…apparently this blog has been here for quite sometime – I feel rather silly for not having known about it before Tuesday's rehearsal. Inquiry/Enquiry – I love those questions that make you stare at the screen repeating both possibilities incessantly and then settle on enquiry before turning to the comments page to find you've been beaten to it by at least 3 people. Harumph!

    19 May 2006, 18:40

  5. Thanks for the help everyone!

    I've decided to say "Make an Enquiry" as I thought it sounded more friendly.

    22 May 2006, 20:11


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