Correct spelling, explanation: this is the correct form, because the word used to exist back in Middle English as chalenge, which has French roots (spelled the same way). Therefore, etymology of challenge points to such spelling. For the same reason
challange (spelled with a after l) is incorrect. Challenge is the correct form.
Definition of challenge:
noun, a confrontation or a difficult task that one is willing to do
Let’s have a challenge who is going to eat more cake.
Getting the project done in a week was a challenge, but we managed.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
challange is an incorrect spelling, because Middle English spelling chalenge points to e after l. Therefore the correct modern spelling is challenge. Challenge is the correct form as its core word was spelled similarly.
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