Is the past tense of “spell” “spelt” or “spelled”?

Spelt and spelled are two different spellings of the past tense of the verb “spell.”

The spelling tends to vary based on the version of English you’re using:

  • In US English, “spelled” is standard.
  • In UK English, both “spelled” and “spelt” are acceptable.
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