Fulfil or Fulfill | Difference & Example Sentences
Fulfil and fulfill are two different spellings of the verb meaning “bring to completion,” “satisfy a requirement,” or “succeed in developing one’s abilities or qualities.”
The spelling tends to vary based on whether you’re writing in UK or US English:
- In UK English, “fulfil” (one “l”) is standard.
- In US English, “fulfill” (double “l”) is more common.
Fulfilment vs. fulfillment
The same spelling distinction carries over to the related noun “fulfilment/fulfillment,” used to refer to the achievement of something.
- In UK English, “fulfilment” (one “l”) is standard.
- In US English, “fulfillment” (double “l”) is correct.
Other forms of the word
The related words fulfilled and fulfilling are spelled with a double “l” in both UK and US English. “Fulfiled” and “fulfiling” are never correct.
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