rainforest vs. rain forest

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ilogica, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ilogica Member

    Spanish - Spain
    I would like to know if there is any difference when you use rainforest and rain forest and if so, what it is. Or does it depend on the writer to put itas one word or two?

  2. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    Rainforest , not rain forest.

  3. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima (English Only)

    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Ilogica, it might be a good idea to check dictionaries. Our WR dictionary is not bad:

    Rainforest​: one word.
  4. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    If you force Google to search for "rain forest," you will see a huge number of hits, but I would dismiss them as the efforts of people who didn't know better.

    I suppose it's debatable if it's part of a proper name, however.

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