Correct spelling, explanation: absence is a noun that appeared in English from Old French, but has a Latin origin from the word absentia. The possible mistake in spelling might be an effect of phonetics. In the IPA we write this word as /ˈæb səns /, which can lead to spelling it as
absense The correct form is absence, not absense.
Definition of absence:
noun: – when someone or something is not where it needs or is expected to be;
His absence in the meeting was widely discussed.
– the fact of not existing;
In the absence of competent candidates, our boss decided to take the responsibilities on his shoulders for now.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
absense is the incorrect spelling of a noun absence. The word came from Old French, where it originated from Latin absentia. However, the mistake is probably the result of pronunciation, in the IPA the words look like this /ˈæb səns /, so in speech, we hear s and it can affect the spelling in writing. Apart from that, we should remember that the only correct spelling is absence.
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