Grammar Correct Written-Slang


The common abbreviation/written-slang for 'download' is 'DL' or 'dl'. If one wishes to say 'downloading' or 'downloaded' whilst still using the abbreviation, how would you say it should be written? (This would also apply to other similar abbreviated/written-slang words.)


A) dling/dled / DLing/DLed

B) dl'ing/dl'ed / DL'ing/DL'ed

C) dl-ing/dl-ed / DL-ing/DL-ed

D) option not listed

2 answers


D option not listed.


If you're texting, grammar is thrown out of the window, anyway, so if the recipient understands, you're fine.

If you're writing coherent English, downloading and downloaded would be used.

link comment answered Mar 12 '13 at 18:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I agree with Lewis. There are no rules of grammar when one has chosen to ignore spelling and grammar.

link comment answered Mar 12 '13 at 21:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.