Incorrect spelling, explanation: hygiene is a word that causes many spelling problems. Presumably, it’s the consequence of the pronunciation, which may suggest that the second syllable of the word is spelled as the word gene so a common mistake is to spell hygiene as
hygene. It is wrong and the only correct spelling is hygiene.
Correct spelling, explanation: hygiene is an English noun that derives from the Greek word hugies, meaning healthy. The word also appeared in Latin as hygienia as well as it entered French. In fact, English took the word hygiene from French in the late 16th century. The word has evolved over the centuries and today hygiene is a noun.
Definition of hygiene:
1. noun – keeping clean so as not to get sick;
The hygiene of this place is really disastrous and something should be done about this matter.
Expressions with hygiene:
A few popular expressions with hygiene include:
1. mental hygiene – performing some mental activities to prevent mental health problems;
Reading books on a regular basis is very important in terms of mental hygiene.
2. sleep hygiene – practices that make you sleep better at night;
If you want to take proper care of your sleep hygiene, remember not to use your mobile for at least thirty minutes before going to bed.
cyber hygiene – practices that make your online activity safe, e.g. by using some anti-virus software;
A number one rule of cyber hygiene is not to reveal your passwords to anyone.
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