Incorrect spelling, explanation: business has quite an easy spelling as it combines the word busy with a common noun ending, which is -ness. We only have to change the -y letter to -i and add -ness. Some learners and native users of English, though, get confused and often spell the word as
buisness, which is a mistake as the only correct spelling is business.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word business could already been found in Old English. Then, however, its meaning referred to anxiety and it was spelled as bisignis. It was not until Middle English that the word business started to refer to the state of being busy and also the spelling was similar to the contemporary one as it used to look as busyness.
Definition of business:
1. noun – refers to our work, company, or personal matters;
I have a business meeting in the morning so I need to go to bed early today.
Our business is growing and we’re planning to enter the European market soon.
It’s my business if I feel good single so stop looking for a boyfriend for me.
Collocations and phrases with business:
Some commonly used collocations include:
1. big business – refers to a powerful and rich organization;
The event was sponsored by some big business from the capital city.
2. show business – entertainment business;
It’s difficult to become successful in show business as there is high competition.
3. monkey business – some unacceptable or dishonest behavior;
There is some monkey business going on among the students and the teachers need to investigate that.
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