Correct spelling, explanation: the word success appeared in the 16th century when it entered English from the Latin form successus. The origin of the word, though, is the Latin verb succedere. Today it is a popular English noun and it is worth noticing that it features double -c and -s letters.
Definition of success:
1. noun – a state of achieving something that you really hoped for;
Being a manager at such a young age is a remarkable success.
Idioms and phrases with success:
Some interesting expressions include:
1. success story – making a lot of money and being successful;
Her life as an actress is a true success story – every film she appears in is a masterpiece.
2. roaring success – something which is really successful;
His speech was a roaring success and he got a standing ovation.
3. be a victim of your own success – to have some problems due to your success;
He has become a victim of his own success and now can’t handle all the projects he’s been involved in.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: success is a word that causes a lot of trouble when it comes to spelling. Users of English tend to forget that there is a double -c letter and a double -s letter in the word. Therefore, a common mistake is to spell the word
sucess instead of success.
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