Correct spelling, explanation: the word
commited entered English in the times of late Middle English directly from a Latin form committere, which could be translated as join or entrust. The Latin version of committed, on the other hand, comes from the combination of two words -com, which used to mean with, and mittere, which meant send or put.
Definition of committed:
1. verb – to do something wrong or illegal;
He committed a serious crime and was sent to prison for many years.
2. verb – to get involved in something that requires your time, money, or loyalty;
Actually, he never truly committed to our relationship and finally, we broke up.
Collocations with committed:
1. committed yourself – to make a decision or form an opinion and say it to others;
It took a while, but she finally committed herself and said yes to his proposal.
2. committed something to memory – to make sure that you remember something;
The event was so vivid that I’ve committed it to memory for my whole life.
3. committed something to paper – to write something down;
First, they committed their ideas to paper, and then they presented them to the group.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the base form of the word committed is to commit and that’s why a common mistake is to spell the past and past participle form as
commited. However, according to the rule, when there is a single vowel before the last consonant in a word, we need to double that consonant. Therefore, the only correct form is committed.
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