Incorrect spelling

affraid

Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is incorrect, because it was simplified to afraid due to pronunciation. The word comes from old past simple/past participle form of affray – affrayed. Afraid is the form that is used today, because double f is not pronounced anyway.


Correct spelling

afraid

Correct spelling, explanation: afraid is a modern spelling of archaic affrayed, which is a past simple and past participle form of affray, which, as a verb is an archaic word meaning to frighten. Double f was probably simplified to one f, because pronunciation doesn’t require doubling it. Therefore affraid is an incorrect form, and the correct one is afraid.

Definition of afraid:
adjective, being scared or worried
I’m afraid we can’t afford this house.
My on was afraid to go to school, but now he loves it.


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afreid

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affreid

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efraid

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afriad

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