Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of the word access can be found in accessus and accedere, which are Latin. The word access entered English for the first time in Middle English, but back then it used to mean an unexpected attack of an illness. It is worth noticing that the word features a double -c and a double -s letter.
Definition of access:
1. noun – when you have a chance to do something or to enter someplace;
The fastest access to the city center is by using the bus service.
You can get access to the hospital only if you are a family member of one of the patients.
2. verb – to enter a place or to be able to do something;
You can access the building with either stairs or a lift.
I forgot the password and now I can’t access my email box.
Expressions and idioms with access:
Some common expressions include:
1. access control – using technology to monitor who enters and leaves a building;
It is a highly advanced access control system so you can feel 100% safe.
2. access road – a road that leads to someplace;
The only access road to the village is through a dense forest.
3. access code – a code that allows one to enter a place or do something;
The access code to the building is 1854.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: words with double consonants usually cause some trouble when it comes to spelling. One of such cases is the word access, which has a double -c letter in the middle and a double -s letter at the end. Unfortunately, many users of English mix that and a popular mistake is to write access as
acess, which is incorrect.
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