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    Default Condolescence or Condolence

    Hi dude

    A boss of my partnership companies passed away recently so I'm going to write a message to the company. but I'm confused what word is right between condolescence and condolence. my dictionary does not say "Condolescene"

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    Default Re: Condolescence or Condolence

    Welcome to the forums.

    You have clearly looked up the word, so which one do you think is the one to use?

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=condolence&ls=a

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    Default Re: Condolescence or Condolence

    OK Thanks

    But I have a question, usually I visit to Google Books to check spelling whenever I am confused. the website posts published books that were corrected by speller. so most of contents could be reliable I think.
    I can find several examples on the website with Condolescene even though the website does not say it can't find the word
    condolescence - Google Books


    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    You have clearly looked up the word, so which one do you think is the one to use?

    condolence - OneLook Dictionary Search

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    Default Re: Condolescence or Condolence

    Mind you, most of those texts using 'condolescence' are not by native speakers. I'd also use the plural and offer my condolences.

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    Default Re: Condolescence or Condolence

    Quote Originally Posted by jakegim View Post
    OK Thanks

    But I have a question, usually I visit to Google Books to check spelling whenever I am confused. the website posts published books that were corrected by speller. so most of contents could be reliable I think.
    I can find several examples on the website with Condolescene even though the website does not say it can't find the word
    condolescence - Google Books
    Don't - use a dictionary site - far more reliable. Many writers cannot spell.

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    Default Re: Condolescence or Condolence

    Have you tried these sites if you want to search for actual usage: British National Corpus (BYU-BNC) Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

    Asd they're designed for the purpose, they have a lot of useful tools.

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