English: recency

Tutoring English, you might hear a new word. Is it new? The tutor investigates.

Recently, I heard the word recency for the first time. Is recency even a word, and if so, is it new?

Well, it’s in my 2004 Merriam-Webster, so I guess it’s indeed a word, and not that new.

Interestingly, this spell checker doesn’t seem happy with it:)


Mish, Frederick C. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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