Correct spelling, explanation: opportunity is a noun derived from the Latin base word opportunus. Of course, the word has changed a lot over time, the Latin suffix was removed, and the regular noun-suffix -ity was added to the base, but the main body of the word became unchanged, which is why opportunity is now the correct spelling.
Definition of opportunity:
1. A chance, an occasion for something
This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better.
Idioms with opportunity:
1. Jump at the opportunity – to accept an opportunity with great enthusiasm.
When he offered me that job I just jumped at the opportunity and accepted right away.
2. Take the opportunity – to use current circumstances to do something, usually something in your own favor.
I’d like to take the opportunity of having you all here to say a few words about my new project.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: generally speaking, many words borrowed from Latin tend to change their suffixes or prefixes, but it’s rare to see the body of the word drastically change, especially consonants. In the case of
oportunity, the change of the double p would not make much sense, as it is an established word and such change would simply not be practical.
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