Correct spelling, explanation: address is a word that has existed in English since the times of the Middle Ages. Then, however, it used to mean to sit upright or to guide. The root of the word address can be tracked in Latin, later it moved to Old French, and finally, it reached English, too.
Definition of address:
1. noun – refers to a number of your house or flat and a code of your area so that your post can come to you;
Make sure you fill in your address correctly as otherwise, the parcel may be late.
2. verb – to talk directly to someone or to write to someone;
She prefers to be addressed as Mary instead of Maria.
Collocations with address:
Some common collocations include: contact address, no fixed address, a change of address;
Remember to leave your contact address in the office.
The most important thing for him is his freedom so he is a man with no fixed address.
Inform the secretary about any change of address.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: a common spelling mistake in English is to write the word address as
adres. The latter version is wrong, though, as the word has a double -d and -s letter. It is not recognizable in speech and that’s why it is confusing for many users of English. Thus, remember, that the only correct spelling is address.
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