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-- nightmare #161164
07/27/06 02:47 PM
07/27/06 02:47 PM
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Since we have the word recur, is it wrong to say reoccur?

Re: -- nightmare #161165
07/27/06 03:16 PM
07/27/06 03:16 PM
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this too shall pass
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this too shall pass
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.

Re: -- nightmare #161166
07/28/06 12:37 AM
07/28/06 12:37 AM
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Merci, m'ami.


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