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  • v. Common misspelling of occurred.


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  • The ONLY reason this decision occured is because the NeoCons have not yet succeeded in their plans to take over America.

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules Bush Overstepped His Authority At Guantanamo

  • BUT, if the gain occured over 10 years, and 50$ of the 100$ was inflation, then 20% x 100$ = 20 $/50$ = 40% actual tax rate on capital.

    Sound Politics: Seattle Times News Story Plays Editorial Page

  • Another change in Google that just seems to have occured is an extension of the spell checker routine that was suggesting the corrects pelling in case a user mistyped a word while searching.

    People don't know how to search

  • a middle class but the only changes that have occured is that the economic recovery is being placed on the backs of the poor instead of the wealthy.

    Mexico And Minimum Wage

  • If the computer on which the infringement allegedly occured is in the roommate’s private bedroom, it would be unreasonable (and perhaps illegal under local law) for her to enter the roommate’s bedroom and snoop around on the computer without permission from the roommate.

    MPAA gets tough on China

  • An interesting twist on this issue, the letter written by Sen. Rockefeller, rather presciently, as it turns out, written to Vice D.C. and locked away unless and until just such a spot as we now find ourselves in occured.

    Think Progress » Bush Caught on Tape: “A Wiretap Requires A Court Order. Nothing Has Changed.”

  • My friends, no sooner had the idea occured to me than I unplugged the DSL cable, took my laptop and my folder full of notes into the living room, and started writing.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The story that's stuck in my head is one that's tentatively called 'Don't panic' which is the title of the Coldplay song that was in my head when the idea occured to me Which in turn comes from a famous line in 'A hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • I believe the change in name occured after the last publication date of 1987.

    The Annotated "Eyes of the World"

  • I think moving it into the history page at the version where the rename occured is OK too.



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  • It's just a standard treatment of a vowel plus r verb ending. Consider the following present-past participle pairs:

    spur - spurred

    bar - barred

    stir - stirred

    deter - deterred

    abhor - abhorred

    Nothing unusual going on here.

    July 18, 2012

  • Re: occur. Surely the difference is in pronunciation. Occur isn't pronounced 'occure' 'cos it would then be a different (non-existent) word. So adding 'red' for the past tense, making the word 'occurred,' is just following the correct mode of pronunciation. I suppose 'occur' coulda been spelt 'occurr' or maybe 'okkurr' but it ain't.

    July 18, 2012

  • Why is an additional 'r' added to occur to make it past tense? Why not 'occured'? Is there a difference in spelling between UK and US English? If not, what is the derivation of this spelling and what is the rule that drives it? Anyone have other examples of this happening?

    July 18, 2012