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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Traveling or Travelling?    

Traveling or Travelling?



ariangie
Costa Rica

Traveling or Travelling?
 
Dear teachers: I am confused, I know that according to the rules travel+ing should not use 2 ll but I ve seen it everywhere. Which one is correct? And if it is traveling, why are some people writing travelling? Thanks so much!!!

2 Apr 2009      



alien boy
Japan

traveling - American English

travelling - British English

2 Apr 2009     



Snow- white
Macedonia

I believe that it īs just Brit.Engl.- Amer.Engl.Both correct.

2 Apr 2009     



eng789
Israel

I  teach both.

2 Apr 2009     



Nebal
Lebanon

In British English, words that end in -l preceded by a vowel usually double the -l when a suffix is added, while in American English the letter is not doubled.  The letter will double in the stress is on the second syllable.
 So, travelling is British, while traveling is American.

2 Apr 2009     



Jayho
Australia

Yes, I teach both as well because I teach international students.  I teach them to be able to change the spelling according to the country they are working in/dealing with yet be able to use British English appropriately in their current  Australian study environment.
 
This also involves them being able to change their PC spell check settings.

3 Apr 2009     



ariangie
Costa Rica

THANK YOU ALL I WAS CONFUSED COZ I KNEW THE RULES NEBAL DESCRIBED BUT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE WORD BEING AMERICAN OR BRITISH.

3 Apr 2009