cut and paste vs copy and paste : Common Errors in English

About cut and paste vs copy and paste

Because “cut and paste” is a familiar phrase, many people say it whenthey mean “copy and paste” in a computer context. This can lead todisastrous results if followed literally by an inexpert person. If youmean to tell someone to duplicate something rather than move it, say“copy.” And when you are moving bits of computer information from oneplace to another the safest sequence is often to copy the original,paste the copy elsewhere, and only then delete (cut) the original.

cut and paste in News

  • New works scheduled at Indi Go

    CHAMPAIGN — The Indi Go Artist Co-Op will present, starting Wednesday, "Cut and Paste," an exhibition featuring new works by Alan Pocaro and Michael Willett. Both explore, through the curious juxtapositions in their mixed-media images, the pastiche nature of contemporary life. read more
    on July 14, 2013 Source: IlliniHQ.com

copy and paste in News

  1. Reviews/comments ( )

    Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed. Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed. Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Independent Weekly

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    Posted in Home on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am. Copy and paste this code on your website to link to us!
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Missourian

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    Posted in Garage on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am. Copy and paste this code on your website to link to us!
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Missourian

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