Correct spelling, explanation: aggressive is a popular English adjective, but it causes a lot of trouble in spelling as many speakers are not aware of the fact that there is a double -g in the middle of the word. This unusual spelling has its roots in the Latin language, in which it had the form aggress.
Definition of aggressive:
adjective – to act violently,
Some parents have been complaining that one of the kids is aggressive towards the others.
adjective – focused on winning or achieving a goal really badly,
It was an aggressive game and the referee had to stop it.
adjective – refers to a medical condition, which is serious and spreads fast,
Unfortunately, it is an aggressive type of cancer, which is unlikely to be cured.
Expressions with aggressive:
Some common expressions include:
passive-aggressive – when you are unhelpful or unfriendly, but not in an openly aggressive way,
Passive-aggressive managers are the worst ones – you can never feel comfortable around them.
openly aggressive – when you show a clearly aggressive attitude towards something or someone,
If he continues to be so openly aggressive, they will finally fire him.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: many English users mistakenly think that in the word aggressive there is only a single -g letter, which results in the form
agressive. It is wrong, though, as the word features double -g so the only correct version of the word is aggressive.
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