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

#161165 - 07/27/06 03:16 PM 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.

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


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