Posted by Janes_kid on March 19, 2003
In Reply to: Excess of emotion posted by kitty on March 18, 2003
: I am looking for the correct form of the phrase "excess/access of ****". I have seen this in both forms, as in "she found a new excess of strength" or "she found a new access of strength" or something along those lines.
: I must say that the "access" form annoys me A LOT, but I have seen it so often that I am doubting which form is correct.
::: Quick search for "...an access of..." turned up several references to rage and fury along with many things unrelated to the original post. I was surprised like someone above having never heard access used in this way.