Sunday, May 27, 2012

bailout/bail out: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Sunday, May 27, 2012.

bailout/bail out
Whether you are bailing out a rowboat or a bank, use the two-word spelling to describe the action of doing it (the verb form): “we need to bail out the boat before we can go fishing.”

But to label the activity itself (the noun form), use the one-word spelling: “this bailout is going to be expensive.”

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