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Old September 14, 2011, 04:49 PM
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Accented vs. No Accent - Is this a word or not?

1. If prédica means sermon, what is the plural? I do not find prédicas in an online dictionary, but I find it on some web pages.

2. Why does predica also mean sermon? Or are people simply misspelling?

3. If predicación means preaching, why is the plural predicaciones? Is predicaciónes a word or not?

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1. If prédica means sermon, what is the plural? I do not find prédicas in an online dictionary, but I find it on some web pages.
The plural is "prédicas" and you won't find plurals in any dictionary.


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2. Why does predica also mean sermon? Or are people simply misspelling?
Some people write without accents out of laziness or ignorance, and you may well find such spelling for that meaning.
However, "predica", is another word: it's the conjugation of the verb "predicar" (to preach) in present, third person singular (él/ella predica -> he/she preaches)


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3. If predicación means preaching, why is the plural predicaciones?
Accents (or the absence of them) show which syllable must be stressed when pronouncing a word. You can take a look here to see the rules.

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Is predicaciónes a word or not?
No, it is not a word.
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