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.