Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of the word is antarktikos, which is a Greek form that entered the English language. The meaning of the word is opposite to the Arctic. The spelling of the word Antarctic sometimes causes trouble as there is a -c in the middle of the word, which English users tend to forget about.
Definition of Antarctic:
noun – an area around the South Pole, which is known for its cold and harsh environment,
The Antarctic has unwelcoming conditions to live in so few scientists are eager to work there.
adjective – related to Antarctica or Antarctic,
He is a recognizable scientist, who took part in a mission to the Antarctic Circle.
Collocations with Antarctic:c
The word Antarctic collocates with various geographical names, e.g. the Antarctic Circle, Antarctic Zone or Antarctic Ocean.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word Antarctic is troublesome when it comes to spelling. There are two -c letters in the word – one in the middle and one at the end of the word. Users of English sometimes forget about the -c in the middle as it is not recognizable in the pronunciation. As a result, they create the form
Antartic, however, it is wrong so do not use it.
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