Correct spelling, explanation: ankle is a word based on the Old English word ancleow which is where the current pronunciation comes from. But the Latin origin may be more helpful when you’re unsure of the spelling of ankle. Angulus is a Latin word meaning to bend, so if you’re in a pickle on how to spell the word, think of the word angle and just exchange the letters.
Definition of ankle:
1. the place where the foot links to the leg
I couldn’t compete in the football championship because of an ankle injury.
The water was not deep, I was barely able to submerge my ankles.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: if you wonder if the correct spelling is ankle or
ankel, one thing you can do is think of what letter combination is more common in English, and when you think about it, you can probably guess that -cle is quite a popular ending, so it’s more likely it will be also used in this case. And when you consider the pronunciation, you can find analogous words such as uncle or angle.
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