Incorrect spelling, explaination:
maintainance shouldn’t be written with ai digraph because the word is directly taken from French – maintenance. Ai in other words deriving from maintenance, such as maintain, maintainer, is there to resolve problems with pronunciation.
Correct spelling, explaination: this word may cause problems with spelling, because core word maintain is written with ai digraph. However, the original French word is indeed maintenance, and ai was added to other variations coming from this word due to pronunciation issues. As maintenance is the direct loanword from French,
maintainance is incorrect.
Definition of maintenance:
noun, action done to take care of something, fix something or preventing something from breaking down
Maintenance of this car can be more expensive of the car itself!
He just opened a new business: skiing equipment maintenance.
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