Prophecy or Prophesy?
Prophecy or Prophesy?Should I write "prophecy" or "prophesy"?
- "A prophecy" is knowledge of the future (from a divine source).
- It was an accurate prophecy.
- "To prophesy" means to predict the future (with divine inspiration).
- He will prophesy the future of mankind.
ProphecyThe word "prophecy" is a noun. (The last syllable of prophecy is pronounced "sea.") A prophecy is "knowledge of the future," usually said to have come from a divine source.
Example sentences with "prophecy":
- The prophet has revealed his latest prophecy in which three cities are razed to the ground.
- On the second day of the course, we will study the prophecies of Nostradamus. ("Prophecies" is the plural of "prophecy.")
ProphesyThe word "prophesy" is a verb. (The last syllable of prophesy is pronounced "sigh.") "To prophesy" means "to predict the future" - usually with divine inspiration.
|Person||Personal Pronoun||Conjugation of "To Prophesy"|
|First Person Singular||I||prophesy|
|Second Person Singular||you||prophesy|
|Third Person Singular||he/she/it||prophesies|
|First Person Plural||we||prophesy|
|Second Person Plural||you||prophesy|
|Third Person Plural||they||prophesy|
Example sentences with "prophesy":
- He prophesies a great war between East and West.
- He prophesied that a flood would cover the Earth. (This is an example of "to prophesy" in the past tense.)