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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Criminal Sentence 340: Things Are Lookingup

I have been interviewing applicants to where I went to college, and this appeared on the Web page where I have to create a report about the applicants:

"Lookup applicant"

I've complained about this before, but I like repeating myself! This is called a phrasal verb, and there's always a space between the root verb and the preposition following. It should be "Look up applicant."

If it were a noun, as in "workout," you would smush the words together.

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