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So... how do you spell "supercede?"
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This is a spin-off from the spelling quiz post. The quiz said I misspelled "supercede" ... according to them, it's "supersede." So I set out to prove them wrong, darn it! And in doing so, I found that both ways are acceptable. And I'm just wondering, how do you all spell it???



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I did it the way you did! Thanks for checking it out. I was sure I was right!
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I didn't take the spelling quiz, but I spell it supercede. The difference probably has to do with British English or something.
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with a 'c'
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I want to know why definitely wasn't included on the list of 25 words? I can't believe how many people spell it definately.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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I've always spelled it "supercede" and I have only ever seen it spelled that way. I would consider it an error to see it spelled with a "s" instead of a "c". I just looked it up at Merriam Webster and read this:
Supercede has occurred as a spelling variant of supersede since the 17th century, and it is common in current published writing. It continues, however, to be widely regarded as an error.

I am still going to spell it with a "c," darn it! It seems that one way is the "old" way of spelling it, and we spell it correctly, the *newfangled* way!


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Old 11-15-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Gimme a C! That's the only way I've ever spelled it.
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that spelling quiz
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also said that you spell perogative "prerogative!"
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I agree with missydin. If it were a REAL top misspelled words quiz, it would have included "definitely."

I spell it supercede. And "prerogative" is correct

And where's the quiz? I can't find it in the Teacher's Lounge.
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ha!
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I did the same thing you did as well! And I was so sure I was right, I just couldn't believe it was -sede!
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I spelled it with the c, and I couldn't believe I got it wrong! Thanks for checking! You restored my faith in myself! I wonder how many of the others have more than one acceptable spelling?
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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I believe judgment can be spelled either judgement or judgment...(I've been looking at this too long - now they both look wrong!)

I also spelled supercede with the c. And I have always been a good speller!
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oh good!
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Then that means I only missed 3! I was thinking that looked awfully funny with the sede. thanks!!
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