recurring vs reoccurring

While it makes perfect sense that people say something that is happening again or continues to happen repeatedly is “reoccurring” (to occur again) but that isn’t actually a word.

In this case, you want the word “recurring” from the root “recur”.

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What if the only requirement to get into heaven is, in fact, good grammar? You should all be thanking me for trying to save your eternal souls from damnation!

4 responses to “recurring vs reoccurring”

  1. Jennifer says :

    This was very helpful. I was trying to find out if it is acceptable to use reoccurring or not. Thank you.

  2. Kenn says :

    Thanks for the clarification. Reoccurring shows up okay in MS Word, but it just didn’t look right.

  3. monkeybc says :

    Also, thanks for the help, it did come in handy.

  4. cheapseeds says :

    Just what I needed! Looking for whe1ther I could use reoccurring. Glad I’m not the only one with this question.

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