Incorrect spelling, explanation: a common verb to speak features the -e and -a letters, and probably that’s why some users of English believe that the same happens in the case of the word speech and they misspell it as
speach. This form, however, is wrong and the only correct spelling is speech.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word speech comes from the West Germanic language, which means that it could have already been found in Old English. Then, however, the word speech looked like sprǣc or sprēc. The words also entered other European languages, such as Dutch or German, which also influenced the word so that it finally became speech.
Definition of speech:
1. noun – the ability to talk, produce words, and have a conversation; it also refers to a formal talk presented in front of other people;
The speech he uses in talking to his mother is really inappropriate and disrespectful.
He was so nervous before giving a speech to so many people, but everything went really well.
Phrases and idioms with speech:
Some common phrases and idioms used with speech are:
1. a figure of speech – expressions that use some words which mean something different than they really are;
A common figure of speech is ‘break a pen’, said to someone who is going to write an exam soon.
2. hate speech – expressing hate or violence publicly, often referring to a race or religion;
There is no place for hate speech at our school, and every such case will be examined thoroughly.
3. part of speech – one of the grammatical groups, e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.;
You should know the parts of speech if you want to learn the grammar of a language.
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