Correct spelling, explanation: the word goddess is created from word god and suffix -ess (which we use to create a female form, like actress or authoress). The word god ends with combination consonant-vowel-consonant (at is it in itself). This means the last letter doubles when we add a suffix. Therefore goddess is the correct form, and
godess is incorrect.
Definition of goddess:
noun, a female deity
Cybele is the goddess of nature and fertility.
Jane is a really pretty girl, like a goddess!
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
godess is incorrect, because d in the word god should be doubled when adding a suffix, due to consonant-vowel-consonant combination at the end. Due to this rule the correct form should be goddess – god plus suffix -ess, meaning a female version of the noun (as in waiter – waitress). Thus goddess is the correct form.
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