Incorrect spelling, explanation: although pronunciation may seem to point to
preperation, it is a wrong spelling. The correct one is preparation (spelling with a), because the word has Latin origins (verb parare, to set in order plus prefix prae-, before).
Correct spelling, explanation: this is the correct form, because the word comes from Latin parare with prefix pre-. Therefore, Latin spelling points to form preparation as the right one and
preperation is a wrong form. This misspelling is probably due to pronunciation.
Definition of preparation:
noun, an action of preparing something, causing something or someone to be ready
Preparations for this event took us 3 weeks.
You should never give a speech without earlier preparation.
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