I would have been with the likes of Ted O’Driscoll Joinery, Crossan Joinery, Lohan Joinery, and also Meath County Council.
To me the timber or plastic surrounding the window in a commercial premises is a shopfront. It is not a shop front.
I spotted this sign last weekend in Carrick-On-Shannon and was planning a blog on the wisdom of using a sign-writer who puts in gaps in words that they write.
I am glad that I checked the online dictionaries before continuing too far with that planned blog.
Maybe it is my construction training, maybe it is my sense of being right, but I find it difficult to accept shopfront as being an incorrect spelling. It might go in the same folder as window sill and window cill – that of multiple spellings in regular use.
Or maybe I will have to accept that I was incorrect……
“Sorry, no results for “shopfront” in the Collins English Dictionary.”
“Sorry, no entries for shopfront were found.”