U.S. vs. British English spelling question

Subject: U.S. vs. British English spelling question
From: "Eric Thomas" <ethomas -at- ftdi -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 07:52:49 -0500

Hi all.

I'm trying to ensure I'm spelling a word (or, more accurately, a family of
words) with U.S. English spelling as opposed to British English. The root
word is cancel. I know that in U.S. English the past tense is canceled.
However, I'm interested in the related noun "cancellation" - is it supposed
to be cancelation (with one "l") or cancellation (with two)? The
dictionaries I consulted were a little vague when it came to that particular

Any suggestions? I want to be consistent (and hopefully correct as well).



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