Modelling vs. Modeling | Meaning, Spelling & Examples
Modelling and modeling are two different spellings of the present participle of the verb “model” (and the identical gerund) used to mean “display by wearing or posing” or to refer to the act of creating a representation or imitation of something.
The spelling tends to vary based on whether you’re using
UK or US English:
, “modelling” (double “l”) is standard, but “modeling” (one “l”) is acceptable. UK English In
, “modeling” (one “l”) is correct. US English
Examples: Modelling and modeling in a sentenceAriana is modelling / for a new fashion company.
Modelling / auditions will be held in the local modeling theater.
Isla’s research involves computational
modelling / . modeling Modelling / is a very competitive industry. modeling
Modelled or modeled
Modelled and modeled are the past simple and past participle forms of the verb “model.” The same spelling distinction carries over to these past forms:
, “modelled” is more common. UK English In
, “modeled” is correct. US English
Examples: Modelled and modeled in a sentenceJesse modelled / in college, modeled albeit briefly.
I have some acting experience, but I’ve never
modelled / . modeled
Modeler or modeller
Modeler and modeller are nouns used to refer to someone who makes models (whether physical or abstract) or uses models to determine the implications of the information they provide.
Examples: Modeler and modeller in a sentenceMassimo is an avid modeller / of miniature aircraft and other vehicles.
Kate is a numerical
modeller / modeler whose research focuses on the erosion of the Earth’s surface. Other interesting language articles
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