Correct spelling, explanation: exist is a verb that must be spelled with five letters: e-x-i-s-t. It originates from French exister and from Latin existō.
Exsist is a non-existent word, but some people may think this is the right spelling. If you want to be sure, just look at its etymology – you’ll find it very helpful.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word
exsist is a mistake – there’s no reason to spell it like that. If you look at its etymology, you’ll clearly see that the only correct version of this verb is exist. It originates from French and Latin. Some people may find this word confusing because of its pronunciation. Always remember to carefully check your spelling.
Definition of exist:
verb, to live, or to live in difficult conditions
Few people can exist without water for more than a week.
No one can be expected to exist on such a low salary.
Collocations with exist:
Some most commonly used collocations include: really exist, continue to exist, and cease to exist.
I want my children to believe that Santa Claus really exists.
The problems with sexism and homophobia in this country continue to exist.
We learned that something you love can one day cease to exist.
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Oh I was not right on that one.
Totally tremendous knowledge here. I am very happy to see your spelling guide. Thanx