Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word alcohol has quite an easy spelling, but still some users make a mistake while writing it, especially when it comes to -c in the middle, which often appears as -ch, giving the form
alchohol. It is probably due to the pronunciation, according to which the -c letter is pronounced as -k, and in English -ch is often pronounced like that. In this case the only correct form, however, is alcohol.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word has its origin in Arabic languages, in which it is referred to as kohl – a powdered substance. Later it entered Latin and French languages and finally, in the 16th century, it also appeared in English. Today, alcohol is an uncountable noun used in everyday English.
Definition of alcohol:
noun – a liquid substance, used in chemistry or in commercial use,
I can’t drink too much alcohol as I need to get up really early tomorrow.
Collocations with alcohol:
The word alcohol appears in many collocations, e.g.: alcohol consumption, alcohol content, low-alcohol drink.
The statistics show that alcohol consumption has grown during the times of the global pandemic.
What is the alcohol content of this wine?
Most alcoholic beverages make me sick so I rarely drink and even if it is always some low-alcohol drink.
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