Incorrect spelling, explanation: many English users wrongly associate the word presence with another English word, which is sense. As a result, presence is often misspelled as
presense, which is wrong. Therefore, next time remember that the only correct spelling is presence.
Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of the word presence can be tracked in the Latin word praesentia, which used to mean being at hand. First, the word entered Old French and then Middle English in the form of presence. Today, presence is a noun used both in spoken and written English.
Definition of presence:
1. noun – the fact that somebody or something is present somewhere;
The presence of the police made the demonstration rather peaceful.
2. noun – the ability to present yourself well;
You need to have a presence if you want to get that job.
Expressions and phrases with presence:
Some common phrases with presence are:
1. presence of mind – when you are able to act quickly and in a calm way in case of an emergency;
Everybody panicked, but Jane had the presence of mind and called 911.
2. stage presence – when you look and perform well on the stage no matter what;
Everybody loved his stage presence and he received a standing ovation.
ghostly presence – when you feel that the spirit of a dead person is present;
After my husband died I felt his ghostly presence every time I was preparing dinner.
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