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1. At the turn of winter to spring is the time when break outs of influenza occur most frequently.
2. At the turn of winter to spring is the time when outbreaks of influenza occur most frequently.
Are both the sentences above correct? My American friend wrote sentence 1, and he said "break outs" is a NOUN here. However, I don't think so, and I think the correct noun should be "outbreaks" like in sentence 2. Am I right? Thanks!
You're right. Only sentence 2 is correct.
I am not a teacher.