Incorrect spelling, explanation: if one’s not sure how to spell a specific word, they should become acquainted with its etymology. Look at the history of the word presence and you’ll see that it should be spelled with only one -s letter. Besides that, this noun is a derivative of the adjective present and this adjective is spelled with only one -s. Therefore,
pressence is just a mistake.
Correct spelling, explanation: the correct spelling is presence, with only one -s. This word comes from the Latin word praesentia which means being there or in the presence of. Over time, the word evolved in meaning to refer to the state of being present or the fact of being in a particular place or situation. The word
pressence is not the correct spelling of this word and is not commonly used in English.
Definition of presence:
noun, the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present
The executive’s calm and confident presence helped to reassure the employees during a period of uncertainty.
The artist’s signature style was characterized by a strong sense of presence as if the subjects were about to step out of the canvas.
Collocations with presence:
Some most commonly used collocations include: constant presence, overwhelming presence, sense of presence
The security guard’s constant presence helped to deter thefts from the store.
The police officer’s overwhelming presence at the scene helped to restore order.
The virtual reality game was so immersive that players reported feeling a strong sense of presence in the game world.
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