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Feb 9 2010   1:34PM GMT

Accomodate or accommodate?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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Agile projects
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Which is correct?
According to Mike Cohn, Agile planning ___________ change by recognizing that it will occur.
a. accommodates
b. accomodates


Answer: a

Explanation:

Accommodate has double c’s and double m’s.

Yourdictionary.com suggests you remember it this way: Accommodate is large enough to accommodate both two c’s and two m’s. See the site for its list of the 100 most frequently misspelled words in English.

According to the Business Writing Center, accommodate makes the top 25 list of the most commonly misspelled words in business writing. Take their quiz to test yourself on the other 24.

See what else Mike Cohn has to say about Agile project management in this interview with Matt Heusser.

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