Incorrect spelling, explanation: there is no reason why someone would write this word with the double -s letter. The noun presence comes from Old French and Latin and we have to look at its roots while spelling. The mistake may occur because many English words are spelled with the double consonants, but the only correct form is presence, not
Correct spelling, explanation: the noun presence is a derivation of the adjective present. This word comes from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence) and from Latin praesentia. It consists of two parts: the root and the suffix. Nothing in the etymology indicates that it should be spelled with the double -s letter, so
pressence is just a mistake. Moreover, the base word is spelled with only one -s, so the noun also features one -s letter.
Definition of presence:
noun, the fact or state of being present
The politician’s commanding presence in the room made everyone sit up and take notice.
The company’s strong online presence helped to increase its visibility and attract new customers.
Collocations with presence:
Some most commonly used collocations include: strong presence, physical presence, active presence
The actor’s strong presence on stage captivated the audience.
The celebrity’s physical presence was enough to draw a crowd.
The teacher’s active presence in the classroom helped to keep the students engaged.
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