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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

Canceled?? or Cancelled?? both seem to be correct spellings?!?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I am looking in the Webster's Dictionary right now, and it lists both as acceptable spellings of the word.

  • parton
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Proper Spelling Of Cancelled

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Dictionary Cancelled

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both seemed correct to me, too, although both cancel and cancell did not. So I looked it up in Dictionary.com and found that cancelled, cancelling, etc., are OK alternate spellings (esp. British, it said) for canceled, canceling, etc., but cancell was not mentioned as an appropriate alternate spelling of cancel. And so, as the British say, there it is.

    Source(s): Winston S. Churchill: "The truth is incontrovertible: malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
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  • 1 decade ago

    Cancelled

  • 5 years ago

    here in the US it's canceled, in Britain it's cancelled, but the British form is widely used here too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cancelled

  • 1 decade ago

    Canceled is correct

  • JJ
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Canceled - normal in US English

    Cancelled - normal in Brit. English

    Americans use one "l" and Brits two when forming the past/past participle/present participle of words ending in "l" where the stress is not on the final syllable:

    traveled/travelled

    leveled/levelled

  • Ted
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    canceled is the correct American Dictionary spelling, while in Britain, it is also the other.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cancelled!

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