"Burn-out" or "Burnt-out"?

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"Burn-out" or "Burnt-out"?

Post by dan01 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:04 am

Hi all!

This is my first post on the forum and i hope you can bear it with me.

My question: which is correct? a) i feel "burn-out"? b) i feel "burnt-out"?

Both are being used in many instances.

There seems to be a confusion over the noun and the adjective.

Thank you for your clarification.


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Post by ParkSeLin(MSB) » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:51 pm

I was wondering that question too, so I looked up a word in a dictionary.
'burn out' is a verb and 'burnt[burned] out' is an adjective.. you can use them like this : I don't want to burn myself out any more. I already feel burnt[burned] out. For your more information, 'burnout' is a noun.
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to study useful expressions- :)

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Post by alyosa » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:59 pm

burntout is not wrigth you have to take t out. it will be burnout.

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