I am reluctant to say goodbye / “goodbye”...

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Senior Member
Malaysia English
I am reluctant to say goodbye / “goodbye” to you because I will miss you very much.

Can I use either word in bold? Thanks.
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello Karen

    Are you asking whether you need to put the word goodbye in inverted commas in your sentence?

    If so, my answer is "you can, but you don't need to":).


    American English
    I agree with Loob. You could go with the quotes, or without them, but I would hyphenate: good-bye/"good-bye". :)
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