Correct spelling, explanation: the common adjective permanent is spelled with three vowels: two -e and one -a. It’s easy to get confused and mistake the last -e for an -a. We must be careful when writing down this word. It comes from the Latin language (permanentem, permanere). That is why the only correct form is permanent, not
Definition of permanent:
adjective, existing perpetually; everlasting
I want to be in a permanent relationship. That’s why I proposed!
Nothing in this world is permanent, I guarantee you that.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this error may occur for a simple reason: there is one -a in the adjective permanent, so the other -a automatically comes to mind. Unfortunately, we have to look at the etymology when spelling a certain word. Permanent originates from Latin and it must accord with its previous version. That’s why the form
permanant is incorrect.
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