The October 2013 U.S. federal government closure has writers and editors wondering about accurate wordings.
Is it shutdown or shut down?
Use shutdown as a noun. Use shut down as a verb. It’s that simple. Take a look:
The U.S. federal government of 2013 shutdown essentially shut down plenty of properties, shutting out staffers and visitors. By shutting down federal government operations and departments deemed non-essential, the shutdown definitely idled many indefinitely.
Using shutdown and shut down interchangeably is not a federal offense. But it’s not correct.
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