Correct spelling, explanation: speech is a word with a very long history as its origin can be found in Germanic languages and it already appeared in Old English in the form sprǣc or sprēc. Later, however, these forms were also influenced by Dutch and German languages and finally, it got the form speech, which we know and use today.
Definition of speech:
1. noun – it’s the ability to produce words and the activity of talking;
Despite the fact he’s already four years old, his speech hasn’t fully developed yet.
2. noun – a formal talk, usually given to a larger group of people;
His speech was so amazing that he received a standing ovation.
Collocations with speech:
Some common collocations include: everyday speech, freedom of speech, opening speech;
You can use that expression in everyday speech, but avoid it in formal writing.
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can offend someone without taking the consequences.
The opening speech of the ceremony was so moving that I saw a few people crying.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: a common mistake made by many users of English is to spell the word speech as
speach. It is probably the consequence of the spelling of to speak, a popular verb that belongs to the same word family as speech. However, the spelling of the two words differs so make sure you spell the word speech correctly.
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