Incorrect spelling, explanation: successful has confusing spelling and the word is often misspelled. The reason for that is the fact that it has a double -c and -s, but a single -l. A lot of native speakers and learners of English tend to mix that and a common mistake is to write successful as
succesfull, which is incorrect.
Correct spelling, explanation: successful comes from a Latin verb, in which it had the form succedere and meant to come close after. The word first entered English in the 16th century as a noun success and successful is an adjective that belongs to the same word family. The word is troublesome when it comes to spelling so always make sure you write it correctly.
Definition of successful:
1. adjective – achieving success in different aspects of life, such as work, money, popularity, etc.;
Jack’s dream is to become a successful football player and get into the top team.
Idioms with successful:
1. behind every successful man there stands a woman – it emphasizes the fact that men often become successful due to their wives’ support;
Richard is a wonderful politician, but let’s be honest – behind every successful man there stands a woman – and Jessica is absolutely amazing.
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