comments on the draft - 2
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Fri Jun 11 23:22:41 CEST 2004
On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, Addison Phillips [wM] wrote:
> Annoyingly (or perhaps pleasingly), it is spelled both ways in the
> document. I should note that both are in common use.
I checked multiple dictionaries, and they all list "supersede" as the
primary entry, with "supercede" as an acceptable variant. The exception
is OED, which claims that "supercede" is "now erroneous".
I don't know how that judgement of "erroneous" came about, and it seems to
me to be a bit bogus. Nevertheless, there seems to be concensus that
"supersede" is the primary spelling. A document should certainly not use
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