Glossology (19.02.17)

Match of the week
underlying vs. underlining
Underlying is an adjective which means basic or fundamental. It is often used in utterances to mean the basic reason for something. E.g. The underlying cause of financial loss in the family is a poor savings culture.

On the other hand, underlining is a noun which means an instance of marking text with an underline. E.g. Your underlining is very straight.

Frequently misspelled words
necessary not neccessary

tendency not tendancy

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