Correct spelling, explanation: typical is a word that appeared in English in the 17th century. Typical entered English from Latin, in which it had the form typicalis, but the origin of the word can be tracked in Greek forms tupos and tupikos. In contemporary English, typical is a commonly used adjective.
Definition of typical:
1. adjective – used to describe someone or something that has some expected qualities,
He’s a typical high school student – quite clever, but lazy.
2. adjective – used to show some bad qualities of something or somebody that we expected, often used as a comment,
‘John is late again.’ ‘Typical.’
Collocations with typical:
Some common collocations include: take something as typical, look typical, typical of.
You shouldn’t take her behavior as typical of all teenagers.
A backpack and a map in his hand made him look like a typical tourist.
It’s typical of John to be late when there’s an important meeting.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word typical has quite a simple spelling, but still a lot of English users make a mistake and misspell the word as
tipical, which is wrong. The mistake is probably the consequence of the pronunciation of the word typical, which may suggest that there is the -i letter in the first syllable.
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