Everyday I get an email from the Visual Thesaurus people… I love that site!
I particularly like those that my students might profit from… like today’s:
Stuff Happens Word of the Day: incidence
The most important take-home about today’s word, in view of modern usage, is that it’s a noncount noun, and so incidences are a confusion for which users probably mean incidents (plural of incident) or just incidence, which means “relative frequency.” The Latin root that gives us both words meant ‘happening.’
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