Incorrect spelling, explanation: if you’re ever unsure about the spelling of various, it helps to think of words derived from the same core – variant or variety simply could not be created based on the word
varous, because of the lack of the i, which is why this spelling is incorrect.
Correct spelling, explanation: various is a word of Latin origin – varius. It’s easy to see similarities, but there were some changes in the spelling, just to adapt various to English spelling and pronunciation standards. The suffix us, characteristic to Latin words, also disappeared over time, but the body of the word is still recognizable.
Definition of various:
1. multiple different
There are various reasons why I don’t want to live with my parents anymore.
We bought various cakes in many colors and flavors.
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