Words ending in a vowel plus ‘l’

In British spelling, verbs ending in a vowel plus / double the / when adding endings that begin with a vowel. In American English, the / is not doubled:

BritishUS
traveltravel
travelledtraveled
travellingtraveling
travellertraveler
fuelfuel
fuelledfueled
fuellingfueling

 


Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Grammar and usage