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Reoccur v recur v happen again

Don't say that: 


Do say this: 

happen again


When something "occurs" it "happens."
When something "recurs" it happens again
The word "reoccur" is born of a failure to realise that "recur" is the word that the speaker (or writer) is looking for. it should never be used.

So, in you can't get it right, change it for something easier.

In this case, the easy alternative is "happen again."

So, this sentence from a US government document " such conduct will not reoccur" should read " such conduct will not recur" or " such conduct will not happen again."


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