Tuesday, January 14, 2014

reoccurring/recurring: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It might seem logical to form this word from “occurring” by simply adding a “re-” prefix—logical, but wrong. The word is “recurring.” The root form is “recur,” not “reoccur.” For some reason “recurrent” is seldom transformed into “reoccurrent.”

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