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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Criminal Sentence 65: A Phrasal Verb Workout

From a sign I saw at the gym. The sign was advertising a promotion and this sentence explained one of the benefits:

"Get a free bottle of water every time you workout."

The word "workout" is a noun. The verb "to work out" has a space. This is a classic phrasal verb mistake.

I wrote an episode on this very topic for Grammar Girl:

It's something you should checkout (I mean check out).

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