🔤 Grammar Tip: Is It Better to “Resign” or “Re-sign”?

Resign and Re-sign

Resign — without the hyphen — means to quit your job and the “s” is pronounced like a “z.”

Example: My boss didn’t want to increase my salary so I decided to resign. This will be my last week of work.

Re-sign — with the hyphen — means to sign a contract again and it usually also means that you’ve decided to stay in your current job! In re-sign, the “s” is pronounced as an “s,” and you emphasize the first syllable.

Example: I love my current job, so I happily re-signed for another year.


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