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Why is "deterrence” spelt with two r's?

The spelling of deterrence is largely about its Latin etymology. The same goes for most (although not all) -ence words in general, as well as -ent, -ant, and -ance words. The position of stress could ...
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Why is "deterrence” spelt with two r's?

I can think of only three three-syllable words that have the main accent on the second syllable and end in (to use Merriam-Webster's pronunciation symbols) the sounds "ərən(t)s": deterrence (...
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Why does English omit diacritics on foreign names?

Any author should consider his audience. Thus a scholarly book would use all the diacritical marks, etc. A book aimed at the popular press or the general reading public should stay away from them and ...
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