Common mistake out grow (outgrow)

Common Mistake: out grow (outgrow)

One common mistake that people often make is using "out grow" instead of the correct term "outgrow."

Understanding the Difference

The term "outgrow" is a verb that means to grow too large or become too big for a particular object or situation.

  • Example: "Children often outgrow their clothes very quickly."

On the other hand, when we say "out grow," it does not have a specific meaning and does not make sense in most contexts.

  • Incorrect: "I will out grow the challenges."

However, it is important to note that "out grow" could be correct if "out" and "grow" are part of different phrases or sentences.

  • Correct: "I want to go out. Grow your own vegetables."

How to Avoid the Mistake

To avoid using "out grow" incorrectly, always remember to use the compound form "outgrow" when referring to the act of growing too large for something.

  • Correct: "She will outgrow her current shoes soon."

However, if you are using "out" and "grow" independently in separate phrases or sentences, ensure that the context supports the usage.

  • Correct: "They went out. Grow a garden in your backyard."

Additionally, using a reliable grammar checker like Linguix can help identify and correct such mistakes automatically before your content is published or shared.

out grow (outgrow) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    The little guy would soon out grow his clothes.

    The little guy would soon outgrow his clothes.

  • Incorrect:
    He is out growing his diapers.

    He is outgrowing his diapers.

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