Correct spelling, explanation: spelling of the word asterisk is commonly mistaken, since this word is sometimes pronounced [as-tuh-riks], which may be understood as a plural form. Therefore one may assume there is also a word
asterick (a singular one). However asterisk is not plural and this spelling is correct.
Definition of asterisk:
noun, a symbol (*)
We usually add asterisk after a word if we want to add some extra notes, not directly related to the subject.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: there is no such word as
asterick. The mistake probably comes from two ways of spelling asterisk, which are [as-tuh-risk] and [as-tuh-riks]. The second one, mistaken as a plural form, may point to existence of a singular form, however this is not the case. Asterisk is the only correct spelling.
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