Correct spelling, explanation: the word challenge originates from Middle English chalenge, from Old French chalenge, chalonge, and from Latin calumnia. As you can see, it has a complex etymology. It should be spelled with two -e vowels instead of two -a vowels and, on top of that, you need to add the double -l to it. Therefore, the only correct version of this word is challenge, not
Definition of challenge:
1. noun, a new or difficult task that tests someone’s ability and skill
A tremendous challenge lies ahead of me.
Challenge is needed for success.
2. verb, to invite (someone) to take part in a competition
We challenged the boys next door to a game of football.
I challenged my sister and her friends to a basketball match.
Collocations with challenge:
Some most commonly used collocations include: to face a challenge (to have to deal with one), to overcome a challenge, to take up a challenge.
The different communities came together to face the challenge.
We employed gaming techniques to motivate children to overcome challenges and learn.
I want to take up the challenge and start my own business.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: you can’t spell the word challenge as
chalange because that would be a mistake. It should be written with double -l and two -e vowels. This error may occur due to the fact that the pronunciation doesn’t clearly suggest whether challenge must be spelled with two -a letters or with two -e letters. Try to avoid it and remember that the only correct version is challenge.
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