Incorrect spelling, explanation: this is a kind of blend, at the beginning, there is the prefix re- that is used when saying about something done more than once, and a verb commend which is associated with glorifying somebody or his/her action. re- + -commend = recommend. The form with only one m in the middle –
recomend is mistaken.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word comes from a verb commend (to show how pleased you are with someone’s work’s effects), to which a prefix re- is added. The prefix re- is used when we are saying that something is repetitive. Double m is necessary for correct spelling, and recomend is the wrong form.
Definition of recommend:
1. verb, to counsel, to give advice on what somebody should do in a specific situation
I had a meeting with your teacher today, he recommended we focus more on math.
2. verb, to advocate for something to be used by another person, for example, a product
For skin problems I highly recommend aloe vera.
Last summer we went to that B&B – I strongly recommend this place for the holidays!
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