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    chanbr is offline Junior Member
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    Is "grayed out" correct in the following sentence?

    Function is inaccessible: Menu items which are grayed out are inaccessible due to the programmed parameters.

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    Default Re: grayed out or greyed out

    I am not a teacher.

    "Gray" is the American spelling, and "grey" is the British spelling. You see both in the US, though.

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    Default Re: grayed out or greyed out

    Yes, the usage is correct.

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    Default Re: grayed out or greyed out

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    "Gray" is the American spelling, and "grey" is the British spelling. You see both in the US, though.
    But I imagine the new verb 'grayed out' was probably coined in the US, so I would tend to use the 'a' version despite my Britishness - just as I write about 'computer programs' without the 'British' ending. Most dictionaries give 'program' as the correct British way to spell the word in this context, but there are still some users who insist on 'programme'.)

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    Default Re: grayed out or greyed out

    I'm American, but I prefer to spell grey with an "e." I am in the minority here, but I wouldn't let anyone tell me it's "wrong."

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