Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is wrong because, in the original French word, vowels ua are used in this exact order; not au. The only correct form is therefore guard.
Correct spelling, explanation: the origins of the correct form guard are French (guarde) and meant guardianshipthe one who protects. According to the original spelling, the word is spelled with ua, not au, and this is the reason why
gaurd is an incorrect spelling.
Definition of guard:
1. noun, a person who protects something or someone, or has duty over something or someone
Jack works as a guard in prison.
2. verb, to protect or defend something, to watch over at the edge of the border or to prevent someone from running away
Soldiers guarded the border with Mexico.
Idioms and phrases with guard:
→ to catch sb off guard, to surprise someone, to do something that one did not expect
She totally caught me off guard when she visited me yesterday!
→ to be on one’s guard, to be vigilant, careful, and prepared for difficulties
You should be on guard when seeing this guy, he’s shady!
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