Correct spelling, explanation: a popular English adjective – beautiful – has its origin in the Latin form bellus, which indeed meant beautiful or fine. Nevertheless, the word came into English from the Old French word beaute in the times of the Middle Ages.
Definition of beautiful:
1. adjective – when someone or something is attractive,
Jane is an exceptionally beautiful woman in a natural way.
2. adjective – something pleasant,
The weather is so beautiful today that it would be a shame to spend it indoors.
3. adjective – to be very kind towards someone,
The way you helped that elderly woman was a beautiful thing to do.
Collocations with beautiful:
Some common collocations with beautiful include: find somebody/something beautiful, incredibly beautiful, and painfully beautiful.
John found his new classmate beautiful and nice so he asked her for a date.
The view from our hotel window was incredibly beautiful.
The song she performed was painfully beautiful and many people cried.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word beautiful causes some trouble when it comes to the spelling for both learners and native speakers of English. The most common mistake is to spell the word as
beatiful – without the first u letter – which is wrong and the only correct spelling is beautiful.
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