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Occurr vs. Occur: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Occurr" is an incorrect spelling; "Occur" is the right form, meaning to take place or happen.

Which is correct: Occurr or Occur

How to spell Occur?

Occurr is Incorrect

Occur is Correct


Key Differences

Remember the phrase: "Only once should 'r' occur."
Link "Occur" with words like "lunar" which also ends with a single "r."
Visualize "Occur" as a happening event, brief and singular like its one "r."
"Occur" has only one "r" at the end, unlike other words like "current."
Think of "Occur" as having one event, represented by a single "r."

Correct usage of Occur

How often does this error occurr in the data?
How often does this error occur in the data?
The meeting will occurr at noon tomorrow.
The meeting will occur at noon tomorrow.
Can you make sure such delays do not occurr again?
Can you make sure such delays do not occur again?
Mistakes like these shouldn't occurr if we're careful.
Mistakes like these shouldn't occur if we're careful.
Did the incident occurr before or after lunch?
Did the incident occur before or after lunch?

Occur Definitions

To take place or happen.
The incident occurred last night.
To come into the mind.
An idea occurred to her.
To be found or present.
The compound occurs naturally.
To appear or be observed.
The word occurs frequently in the document.
To come into existence or begin.
Problems can occur without warning.
To take place; come about.
To be found to exist or appear
Copper deposits occur in the region.
To come to mind
The idea never occurred to me.
(intransitive) To happen or take place.
The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.
(intransitive) To present or offer itself.
I will write if the opportunity occurs.
(impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.
To be present or found.
The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.
To meet; to clash.
The resistance of the bodies they occur with.
To go in order to meet; to make reply.
I must occur to one specious objection.
To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to appear.
In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as "heir" in our author's sense.
To happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs.
To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; - of an idea or thought; as, it never occurred to me to call John to ask.
There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.
Come to pass;
What is happening?
The meeting took place off without an incidence
Nothing occurred that seemed important
Come to one's mind; suggest itself;
It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
A great idea then came to her
To be found to exist;
Sexism occurs in many workplaces
Precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil

Occur Sentences

Eclipses occur when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
When did the power outage occur?
Changes in the schedule will occur next week.
Mistakes occur, but we learn from them.
Floods occur when rivers overflow their banks.
Dreams occur during the REM stage of sleep.
Changes in weather patterns occur over time.
Events like these occur once in a lifetime.
Accidents occur more frequently in this area.
Traffic jams occur regularly during rush hour.
Such misunderstandings occur when instructions are unclear.
Celebrations occur throughout the year for various holidays.
Migration patterns occur seasonally for many species.
Shifts in public opinion occur gradually.
Disagreements occur in every relationship.
Earthquakes occur without warning.
Breakdowns in communication occur when messages are not clear.
Opportunities like this don't occur often.
Breakthroughs in science occur after years of research.
Rare events occur less frequently than common ones.
Hiccups occur suddenly and without warning.
Cravings for food often occur when you are hungry.
Innovations occur when people think outside the box.
Meetings occur every Monday morning.
Memory lapses occur more frequently with age.


What is the verb form of Occur?

"Occur" is already a verb.

What is the pronunciation of Occur?

It's pronounced as /əˈkɜr/.

Which preposition is used with Occur?

"to" as in "occur to someone."

Which vowel is used before Occur?

The vowel "o" is used at the beginning of "Occur."

Is Occur an abstract noun?

No, "Occur" is a verb.

What is the root word of Occur?

The root comes from the Latin verb "occurrere."

What is the singular form of Occur?

"Occur" is a verb and doesn't have a singular form.

Why is it called Occur?

It's derived from Latin "occurrere" meaning "to present itself."

Is Occur a countable noun?

No, "Occur" is not a noun.

What is the plural form of Occur?

As a verb, "Occur" doesn't have a plural form.

Is the word Occur imperative?

No, "Occur" is not used in the imperative mood.

What is a stressed syllable in Occur?

The second syllable, "cur."

What is the second form of Occur?


Which conjunction is used with Occur?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the sentence structure.

What part of speech is Occur?

It's a verb.

What is another term for Occur?


What is the first form of Occur?


Is Occur a noun or adjective?

"Occur" is a verb.

How do we divide Occur into syllables?


Which determiner is used with Occur?

Determiners aren't typically used directly with the verb "Occur."

Is Occur a vowel or consonant?

"Occur" is a word, not a single letter.

How many syllables are in Occur?

There are two syllables in "Occur."

What is the third form of Occur?


How is Occur used in a sentence?

"Accidents can occur without warning."

Which article is used with Occur?

Typically "the" when referring to a specific occurrence.

Is Occur an adverb?

No, "Occur" is not an adverb.

Is Occur a negative or positive word?

It's neutral.

Is Occur a collective noun?

No, "Occur" is not a noun.

Is the Occur term a metaphor?

No, it's not a metaphor.

What is the opposite of Occur?

Avoid or Prevent.
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