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What is the correct way to say?

  • A user can enter their address when checking out.
  • A user can enter their address when going through checkout.

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  • Neither is correct. It should be "A user can enter his/her address..." – Daniel Jun 21 '13 at 13:36
  • @Daniel That's another debate altogether! Personally I have no problem using "their" there. – WendiKidd Jun 21 '13 at 21:49
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Checkout is not a verb.

Despite what many people --mostly in the computer field-- think, "checkout" is not a verb. … this has nothing to do with verbification, or "verbing." … the problem … is the manner in which that happens …

Dictionaries generally do not define checkout as a verb. Use it as a noun, or use separate words -- an idiomatic verb phrase -- check out for a verb.

A user can enter their address when checking out. -- verb phrase -- correct.
A user can enter their address when going through checkout. -- noun -- correct!

also,

A user can enter their address at checkout. (at the time of/ point of checkout)

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