Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word incident has its roots in Latin, which often introduces c in the place of the current sound s. In case of borrowings like that, even though they may change with time, consonants usually do not change a lot, even though pronunciation or instinct may suggest otherwise. That’s why
insident is not a correct word.
Correct spelling, explanation: incident is based on Latin incidere (to fall upon), and this is also why the spelling remained unchanged. Despite the pronunciation, which might suggest an s sound, incident is the only correct spelling.
Definition of incident:
1. An event or occurrence, often connected to criminal activity or otherwise negative situation
This week we saw another incident of violence in our city, and it’s high time to do something about it.
The recent incident instantly caused discussion among the public.
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