Common mistake to backout (back out)

Common Mistake: "to backout" instead of "to back out"

One common mistake that many people make is using the phrase "to backout" instead of "to back out".

While these two phrases may seem similar, they have different meanings and usages.

The correct phrase is "to back out". It means to withdraw from a commitment, agreement, or plan.

Here are a few examples:

  • She decided to back out of the business deal after realizing the risks involved.
  • They were supposed to go on a trip together, but he backed out at the last minute.
  • He had initially agreed to help with the project, but he later backed out due to time constraints.

On the other hand, "to backout" is not a recognized phrase in standard English usage. It is considered a grammatical error.

If you are unsure about whether to use "to back out" or "to backout", a helpful tool like Linguix grammar checker can provide guidance and correct mistakes in your writing.

to backout (back out) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    There's still time to backout of the deal.

    There's still time to back out of the deal.

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