Tuesday, March 27, 2012

warrantee/warranty: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Confused by the spelling of “guarantee,” people often misspell the related word “warrantee” rather than the correct “warranty.” “Warrantee” is a rare legal term that means “the person to whom a warrant is made.” Although “guarantee” can be a verb (“we guarantee your satisfaction”), “warranty” cannot. The rarely used verb form is “to warrant.”

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