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The Correct Spelling....


I keep seeing the word Bookkeeping spelt three different ways i.e
BOOKKEEPING
BOOK KEEPING
BOOK-KEEPING

I was just wondering what the actual correct way to spell it was? I always thought it was the first one....

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I know at least the 1st and 3rd are correct and I expect the 2nd is also acceptable.

It is a lot odd really, and a matter of personal preference... what we do is stick with consistent spelling in all corporate material.

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The ICB advocate the 1st and all their correspondence etc... use that version so if its good enough for them .................



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The International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) use the '-', and have done since they were established in the 70's. They refer to their members as book-keepers so I've always used that version of the spelling. This forum also uses the '-' as do some government websites and tution providers, although some don't use the dash just to be consistentsmile.

I agree with John as long as you're consistent yourself that's the main thing.

Summer

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I have always used 'Bookkeeping'. I have done since it actually came up in a pub quiz I was attending (for educational purposes only of course), something about it being the only word in the English Dictionary that contains 3 consecutive sets of double letters; 'oo', 'kk' then 'ee'. Something like that anyway!

Tim

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Ever since I encountered that word, I have always used the 1st one. Even the books that I have read, they always spell it as "bookkeeping"

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I do believe all are correct, but i prefer the first one.

Can I please introduce myself and my company as i feel i could be useful to people who require help with bookkeeping whether it is people who needs answers to general questions or people that require my bookkeeping services.

My name is Lorraine and my self employed business is 1st Stop Accounts, if anyone requires help with bookkeeping, admin and vat then please contact me.

My website is www.1st-stopaccounts.co.uk for further info.

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