Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect because mystery comes from the Greek word mystikos, which is spelled with y – the spelling in English remained similar.
Mistery may be mistaken with another word spelled with i – misery or is simply mistaken because of its pronunciation. However, mystery is the correct spelling and mistery is incorrect.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word comes from the adjective mystic, which has its roots in Greek mystikos. Therefore we spell this mystery with y after m, not I. This mistake in
mistery may be caused by the spelling of the word misery or by deceiving pronunciation. The only correct form however is mystery.
Definition of mystery:
noun, something not explained, kept in secret or unknown; also: a crime story
What happened to Amelia Earhart is a mystery.
My favourite book genre is mystery. I enjoy the thrill!
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