Incorrect spelling, explanation:
amatuer is an incorrect spelling, because the original word is French and spelled amateur. Core word, amare (to love) is Latin. English spelling remained the same as French when the word was adapted to the language. This is why amateur is the correct spelling.
Correct spelling, explanation: the correct form amateur originates in Latin amare – to love. Latin suffix -or in amator (lover) was replaced with -teur in French. English amateur derives from French and therefore it is correct to spell the word with -teur, not -tuer (so
amatuer is a wrong form).
Definition of amateur:
noun, someone who does something for pleasure; someone who is a beginner or unskilled in what they do (usually for fun)
Jim has played the piano his whole life but next to Amanda he sounds like an amateur.
Oh yes, I do love films! I can say I am an amateur of the cinema.
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