Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is incorrect because it was simplified to afraid due to pronunciation. The word comes from the 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, 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 son was afraid to go to school, but now he loves it.
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