Incorrect spelling, explanation: -ent and -ant are popular word endings in the English language. As a result, a common mistake among English users is to mix those two. One of the words which cause such trouble is equivalent, which is frequently misspelled as
equivalant. This form, however, is incorrect so make sure you do not use it.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word equivalent appeared in late Middle English, but its roots go to Old French and Latin, in which it had the form aequivalent, which is similar to the contemporary form in spelling, pronunciation, and meaning. The word functions as a noun or as an adjective and is used in both formal and informal contexts.
Definition of equivalent:
1. adjective – when something has an equal value, quality, etc. as something else,
He offered me an equivalent salary for less work so, naturally, I accepted it.
2. noun – a thing of the same value, quality, meaning, etc.,
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Collocations with equivalent
Some popular collocations with the word equivalent include cash equivalent, functional equivalent, and energy equivalent.
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