Correct spelling, explanation: awkward is a word originating purely from Old English. Its spelling may seem quite complicated, but fortunately, the pronunciation helps to work it out. If you’re unsure how to write awkward, remember that it starts with an ow sound, so it should be written as aw (like away), and then the rest of the word corresponds well to the pronunciation.
Definition of awkward:
1. uncomfortable, difficult
A lot of awkward information was discovered about a local politician during the elections.
2. embarrassing, clumsy, odd
My family’s gatherings are very awkward as we don’t really have many common topics.
Idioms with awkward:
be put in an awkward position – to be in an uncomfortable situation
I was put in a very awkward position when my boss asked me to fire half of my team, whom I considered friends.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: awkward is a difficult word so misspellings like
ackward are easy to make. When you try to write awkward down, remember the pronunciation of the word and compare it to other similar words. Aw is a common letter combination, where a can be read closer to o (away). In ack, on the other hand, a is usually read as a short a, and in this case, this doesn’t fit the pronunciation.
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