Travelling or Traveling | Difference & Example Sentences
Travelling and traveling are two different spellings of the present participle of the verb “travel” (and the identical gerund) meaning “move from one place to another” (typically over a long distance). The spelling tends to vary based on whether you’re writing UK or US English:
- In UK English, “travelling” (double “l”) is standard.
- In US English, “traveling” (one “l”) is correct.
Travelling and traveling as adjectives
Travelling and traveling can also be used as adjectives to describe someone or something that moves from place to place.
Travelled or traveled
Travelled and traveled are the past forms of the verb “travel.” The same spelling distinction applies to these past forms and to the nouns traveller and traveler:
- In UK English, “travelled” and “traveller” are standard.
- In US English, “traveled” and “traveler” are more common.
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