co-op, co-operate, co-operative
Co-operate and co-operative are the preferred Canadian spellings. However, the words are increasingly seen without a hyphen.
One co-operates with a person or an organization, while one co-operates in performing an action.
- The residents of Walkerton co-operated with the public health authorities during the water crisis.
- The principal thanked the students for co-operating in the school cleanup.
Co-op is the short form for co-operative.
- Co-op (or Co-operative) housing is very popular in Sydney.
- Ian shops at a food co-op where he earns a membership dividend.
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