• Nouns formed from phrasal verbsNouns formed from phrasal verbs are often written as a single word and may or may not be hyphenated. If in doubt, consult a dictionary.
Small_OK The dropout rate for this course is unusually high.
Small_OK Funding problems have meant that these projects have been put on standby.
Small_OK A major follow-up to this study has already been planned.
Small_OK Last year’s buy-in allowed our faculty to open three new laboratories.
  • The adjectival present participle of phrasal verbsWhen the present participle of a phrasal verb is used adjectivally, hyphenate.
Small_OK Students participating in this initiative were given additional information during the signing-on phase.

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