Correct spelling, explanation: the word originates from the adjective busy (meaning working, employed, or occupied). To create a noun from an adjective we add a suffix -ness. There is only one s in busy, therefore
bussiness is incorrect.
Definition of business:
1. noun, an occupation/working
Her business is tailoring.
Jack is in New York on business.
2. noun, an economic or industrial activity, for example, a company
They’ve had their own business since 2004.
Idioms and phrases with business:
→ get down to business, to start working, usually on a serious matter; to focus on what needs to be done: We need to get down to business and discuss this matter.
→ have no business, to have no right to do something because it doesn’t involve you in any way: You have no business being at this meeting.
→ mind one’s own business, to not interfere in the affairs of other people: Why don’t you mind your own business and stop asking me personal questions?
Incorrect spelling, explanation: there is no reason to double the consonant s in the word busy that business originates from.
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