Correct spelling, explanation: recent is a commonly used adjective in Modern English, but the word dates back to Latin and French, in which recent had the form of récent. The primary meaning of recent was fresh, which is quite similar to the contemporary meaning of this word.
Definition of recent:
1. adjective – refers to something which happened or started a short time ago,
His recent movie is a real masterpiece and is considered to be his best work.
Collocations with recent:
A few common collocations with recent include: recent year, most recent, and relatively recent.
The recent year has been very difficult for all of us, but I strongly believe that better times will come.
According to the most recent data inflation isn’t going to slow down and we need to be prepared for high prices of almost everything.
This medicine is a relatively recent discovery, but we hope that it will be a revolution.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word recent has quite a simple spelling and pronunciation, but still it is troublesome for many English speakers and learners of the language. The most common mistake is to spell the word recent as
reccent – with a double -c letter – which is incorrect.
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