The Difference between 'Prophecy' and 'Prophesy'

The Difference between 'Prophecy' and 'Prophesy'

Despite the phonetic and semantic differences between these words, most English users still use them wrongly. For this purpose, I decided to publish this article. 
The Difference between 'Prophecy' and 'Prophesy'

The word 'prophecy' is a noun, and its last syllable, 'cy,' is pronounced seaA prophecy is knowledge of the future – usually said to have come from a divine source.
1. The prophecies of the prophet have all come true.

2. Adaeze has the gift of prophecy.

On the other hand, the word 'prophesy' is a verb, and its last syllable, 'sy,' is pronounced sighTo prophesy means to predict the future – usually with divine inspiration.
1. He prophesies a great war between East and West.

2. They prophesied that a flood would cover the Earth.

From the foregoing, while 'prophecy' solely functions as a noun, 'prophesy' solely functions as a verb. Therefore, it will be wrong to use 'prophecy' and 'prophesy' as a verb and a noun respectively. 

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