Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of access is accedere, which was a Latin form meaning to approach. Access appeared in English, not until the beginning of the 17th century, but back then it used to mean a sudden attack of illness. The meaning of access has changed over the centuries to the one we use today.
Definition of access:
1. noun – a method of getting to a place, files, or a person;
You can’t be given access to anyone’s medical history without the patient’s permission.
2. verb – to have the possibility of getting inside somewhere;
I’ve been trying to access this file for ages, but my computer constantly shows some error.
Expressions with access:
A few common expressions with access are: instant access, provide access, and deny access.
You will get instant access to the course as soon as we get your payment.
The company will provide you with access to the system once you undergo the training.
The worst thing that can be done is to deny access to education to anyone.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: access has always been a troublesome word when it comes to spelling. Some English users spell it with a single -c letter while others with a single -s letter. Another common mistake is to misspell access as
acsess, which is totally wrong.
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