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Nov 28, 2018

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.
Examples
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.
Examples
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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