What is the correct spelling of Marshalling/Marshaling? I also have problems with other derived variants of marshal:

  • marshaller / marshaler
  • marshalling / marshaling
  • marshalled / marshaled

Google hasn't help much, also different spell checkers have different opinions.

What are the rules here?


This is just a question of regional convention. British English doubles the 'l' before adding a suffix, and American English doesn't. For instance, traveller (Brit) vs. traveler (US), or marvellous (Brit) vs. marvelous (US).

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    We double the 'l' if the last syllable is accented, as in compelling, rebelling, extolling. – Peter Shor Jul 14 '16 at 16:43

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