a message <which is> written

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Alirezap

Member
Persian
Hi friends.
Which one is correct?

Email stands for electronic mail. It is a message which is written on a computer or a cell-phone.
Email stands for electronic mail. It is a message written on a computer or a cell-phone.

Thank you.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "A message written" is fine.

    In the US we tend to say "a message that is written" rather than "a message which is written."
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    I don't think a "tablet" is considered a computer yet, so I would change it to read:

    Email stands for electronic mail. It is a message written on a computer, tablet or cell-phone.

    As a matter of style I would leave out the indefinite article for all the listed devices after the initial "a computer".

    I agree with Newt either version is fine, but the second version is the one I would instinctively use.
     
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