Correct spelling, explanation: history of this word goes back to Old English prættig. According to this old spelling, we still write this word down with double consonant t (although it is often mistaken because of the pronunciation suggesting sound [ɪ] while there is no i or double e. Pretty is then the correct spelling and
preety is a misspelling.
Definition of pretty:
1. adjective, someone or something attractive, nice
I like this chest of drawers better; that one wasn’t that pretty.
She is pretty but her sister is absolutely beautiful.
2. adverb, relatively, moderately Note: this meaning is much younger; used from the late 16th century; it is also informal but not limited to common language.
I’m pretty sure this isn’t the exit.
That was a pretty difficult test, but I’m hoping for an A.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: double e is unnecessary in this word, as pretty is the correct form. The mistake
preety is probably due to misleading spelling, but Old English sources spell the original word prættig with double t, not e. Therefore pretty is the right form.
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