Correct spelling, explanation: various is an adjective with roots in the Latin word varius, and this origin is the basis for the current spelling of the word. Obviously, the word changed, and the ius became ious to make the word consistent with the rules of English pronunciation and spelling, but besides that, the structure of the word is not changed.
Definition of various:
1. many different from one another
During our visit to the United States, we visited various tourist spots.
I tried the same dress in various colors, from blue to red.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
varous is not the correct spelling of the word various, because without the i the spelling is completely different, and is no longer understandable. The base word for various is Latin varius which clearly features the i, which means it is necessary for the English word as well.
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