par excellance vs par excellence : Common Errors in English

About par excellance vs par excellence

Photoshop is the picture-editing software par excellence. We often italicize this phrase—meaning roughly “finest or most characteristic of its type,” “exemplary”—to indicate it is French. The French pronounce the final syllable “-ahnss” (with a nasalized N which is hard for English-speakers to master), but that is no justification for misspelling the word as “excellance.” Although they pronounce it differently, they spell “excellence” the same way we do.

par excellence Meaning(s)

  • (r) to a degree of excellence

par excellence in News

  • Yahoo Acquired Rondee Too

    The financial terms of the acquisition are still under wraps. Yet once again Yahoo has shown its consumerist drive by purchasing the rights to Rondee, a conference call company par excellence....        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: I4U

Lightning fast vocabulary building for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and CAT