What is @ ?

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Tamdang
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What is @ ?

Postby Tamdang » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:35 pm

We usually see the sign @ in email addresses .For example, dangttam @ yahoo.com. What is the sign @ ? And How do we read it ? Thanks {-: :-D

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Re: What is @ ?

Postby nevertheless » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:39 am

its called "at", you read it just like the preposition. Furthermore, people sometimes use it as a word, for instance: i'm @ home now. But you see it's just like an internet slang

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Re: What is @ ?

Postby EnglishFix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:22 am

It's called "the at symbol" or "the at sign".

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Re: What is @ ?

Postby Josef » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:39 pm

"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood"
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