Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect, because according to the rule when we add a suffix to a word ending with a consonant-vowel-consonant combination, we should double the last consonant. Therefore god plus -ess is goddess, not
godess. D should be doubled in this case, so goddess is the correct form.
Correct spelling, explanation: goddess is the correct form as it is using the rule of doubling the last consonant when adding a suffix, in case the word is ending with two consonants with a vowel between them. Here there is a word god with the suffix -ess (meaning a female version of the given noun), so we receive the word goddess (doubling d), not
Definition of goddess:
noun, in polytheistic religions a female deity
Kali, a Hindu goddess of death, is usually depicted with black or dark blue skin.
In famous European museums, you can see many statues of goddesses, like goddess Nike in the Louvre.
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this is not correct – “god” does not end with 2 consonants. What about “kindness”?
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