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Check out, checkout, & check-out

“Check out” (without a hyphen) is a verb. It’s what you do at check-out. “Check-out” (with a hyphen) is a noun. It’s the act of checking out of the hotel, or the time when you check out. “Checkout” is the cash register or the web page on which you pay for the room...Read More

On site & on-site

“On-site” is an adjective. It comes before the noun it describes. “On site” is a prepostitional phrase. It comes after the noun it describes. “Onsite” is not a thing, but it looks like the name for a pretty rock. It’s preferable to...Read More

Widows & orphans

Where possible, ensure that your final word won’t sit by itself on a new line. Know, also, that we can’t always control for this, especially when our content adjusts to different screen sizes. Tip Pay attention to how your words will be presented. If your...Read More

UK English vs. US English

Our readers are primarily accustomed to US English, so use “vacation” over “holiday,” “accommodations” (plural) instead of “accommodation” (singular) and “center,” “color” and “personalize” instead of “centre,” “colour” and “personalise.” For this reason, commas and...Read More

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