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#161164 - 07/27/06 10:47 AM -- nightmare
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Since we have the word recur, is it wrong to say reoccur?

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#161165 - 07/27/06 11:16 AM Re: -- nightmare
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from the Dictionary of Commonly Confused Words:
recur, reoccur--Recur, more widely used than reoccur, implies the repetition more than once of an event or experience, sometimes according to a definite pattern. Reoccur suggests a one-time repetition.
Corresponding nouns are recurrence and reoccurrence.
Recurrence is much more widely used.

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#161166 - 07/27/06 08:37 PM Re: -- nightmare
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Merci, m'ami.

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