good-by vs good-bye vs goodby vs goodbye : Common Errors in English

About good-by vs good-bye vs goodby vs goodbye

All of these spellings are legitimate; but if you want to go with the most popular one, it’s “goodbye.” This spelling has the advantage of recalling the word’s origins in phrases like “God be with ye.”

good-by Meaning(s)

  • (n) a farewell remark

good-bye Meaning(s)

  • (n) a farewell remark

goodby Meaning(s)

  • (n) a farewell remark

goodbye Meaning(s)

  • (n) a farewell remark

good-bye in News

  1. 1 firing, 3 layoffs at Union County schools

    Union County schools said good-bye to a dozen employees this week, including one who was fired and three whose positions were eliminated.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Palladium-Item

  2. WEB EXTRA: John Q. Hammons' Contributions to Ozarks Sports

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As the public prepares to say thank-you and good-bye to Springfield developer and philanthropist John Q. Hammons today, one man who knew him well tells stories of Hammons' efforts to improve sports in the Ozarks.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KOLR - KSFX Ozarks

  3. The Hi-Tops bid farewell

    The Hi-Tops sang "good-bye" in front of an appreciative audience at the Jeffersonville RiverStage, early Sun. evening The Louisville skyline and the mighty Ohio River at their backs, The Hi-Tops burst onto the Jeffersonville RiverStage for their “final” performance, last Sun. evening.
    on June 11, 2013 Source:

goodby in News

  • Commonwealth Angles to Retrieve Silverado Business

    Commonwealth is quietly working to regain creative lead on Silverado trucks, a General Motors brand that had shifted from the Chevrolet-dedicated agency to rival Leo Burnett late last year, sources said. Commonwealth, which is now run by McCann Worldgroup after Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ exit in March , is back to producing some work for the brand, sources said, although it could not be ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: AdWeek

goodbye in News

  1. Family, friends say goodbye to slain 10-year-old

    Family and friends of a 10-year-old girl who was found slain earlier this week started the painful process Wednesday night of saying goodbye to her as police continue to pin down her killer.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WBAL-TV Baltimore

  2. A temporary goodbye; a moment of reflection

    This is not goodbye for me; I’m only about to enter a two-week hiatus before joining the Washington Post on July 1 to continue doing what I’ve done for a long time: write about the Redskins, focusing heavily on analysis.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Goodbye Chamber Leader, Hello Medical School

    The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and luncheon last week served to help say goodbye to a leader as well as welcome a new institution to the local community.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: North Haven Courier

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