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I found several forms of farewell remarks like these:

Goodbye
Good-bye
Good-by
Bye
Bye-Bye

Are these remarks equivalent in both written and spoken English ?

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The proper spelling is "Usage" –  John Satta Dec 23 '10 at 3:42
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possible duplicate of "Good bye", "Bye", "Bye bye" –  RegDwigнt Dec 23 '10 at 22:35

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More or less, they're all equivalent. Let's break it down for each version:

Goodbye

This is the most standard/conventional, and a perfectly formal version.

Good-bye

A more old-fashioned version of goodbye, also acceptable, though less standard.

Good-by

Alternative (rather less common) spelling of good-bye.

Bye

A shortened version of goodbye; perfectly acceptable, though slightly less formal.

Bye-Bye

Means the same thing; the least formal of all versions, rather colloquial.

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