Correct spelling, explanation: commission can be a noun or a verb, which originates from the Latin word commissiōn. The original spelling suggests the current one, where we need to double consonants m and s, so the correct version is commission and not
comission. The incorrect spelling comission is probably a result of the forgotten letter m.
Definition of commission:
noun: – a request to perform a special task for someone;
He just got a commission to write about the newfound archeological artifacts.
– a group of people chosen to solve a problem, gather information, or perform an action;
The government has to set up a special commission to examine the problem of corruption among state officials.
– a payment to someone who is selling some goods that are directly connected with the amount sold;
Daisy gets a 5% commission for every contract she signs with schools.
– an act of committing a crime;
She denied commiting a crime she was accused of as there was no evidence.
– the authority to be an officer in the armed forces;
My grandfather was commissioned as a captain during World War II.
Verb: – to ask someone to do some piece of work;
My boss commissioned an external agency to prepare a campaign for our new product.
Idioms and phrases with commission:
in commission: in operating order;
In April I need to take my bike to the service to put it in commission after wintertime.
On commission: paid with commissions from sales or any other work one has done;
She was partially on commission, so her income depended on the effort she put into the job.
Out of commission: out of operating order;
My refrigerator is out of commission and I needed to eat everything that was in it!
Incorrect spelling, explanation: form
comission is an incorrect spelling of a word commission. In the wrong version, there is a consonant m left out, while it needs to be doubled. It is worth knowing, that this word comes from Latin commissiōn, which suggests the correct spelling in modern English. The only right is commission and not comission.
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