reoccurring vs recurring : Common Errors in English

About reoccurring vs recurring

Drop one 'c' and the 'o' when the event occurs and then occurs again. Don't write reoccurring, for that's not a word at all. Instead, drop one 'c' and the 'o' and write recurring. When your boss says to you, " Make sure this mistake doesn't reoccur," tell her, "You meant recur, did you not?"

recurring Meaning(s)

  • (v) happen or occur again
  • (v) return in thought or speech to something
  • (v) have recourse to
  • (s) coming back

reoccurring in News

  1. Watch: Former South African President Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

    Nelson Mandela hospitalized for treatment of a reoccurring lung infection.        
    on June 9, 2013 Source: ABC News

  2. More Sports

    Manager Don Mattingly voiced his concern about Hanley Ramirez after reoccurring soreness in the shortstop's hamstring kept him from making his second start in a row.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

recurring in News

  1. Congress has to learn how to make policy; New gun laws won't stop the criminals

    I've noticed a recurring question as I talk to people about Congress. What can be done, they wonder, to get Congress back on track? It's an institution with very little to show for its efforts.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Journal

  2. Mandel rushed to hospital Saturday with recurring lung infection

    Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is "responding better to treatment," President Jacob Zuma told the country's Parliament Wednesday. Mandela, 94, has been in intensive care at a Pretoria hospital after being rushed there Saturday with a recurring lung infection.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Cloud Billing Expert Applauds Recurring Revenue Innovations in Airline Industry

    Subscription billing expert Aria Systems lauds United Airlines and Surf Air for joining Apple, Google, Adobe, and YouTube in providing their customers subscription-, usage- or a combination of offerings in unique and creative ways. Growing numbers of innovative companies realize that providing their goods and services on a recurring basis can satisfy customer needs in new ways. (PRWeb June 11 ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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