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    double l or a double l

    Allison is spelled with a double l or double l?

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    Re: double l or a double l

    I think you mean 'Is Allison spelt with a double l or a single l?'

    Both Allison and Alison are commonly seen.

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    Re: double l or a double l

    What I mean is, do we say "with a double l" or " with double l"?

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    Re: double l or a double l

    Two ells, not two ayes.

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    Re: double l or a double l

    I agree - I'd say "with two ells" not "with a double ell." However, others might find it more natural to say "a double ell." If you use the latter, use the "a."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: double l or a double l

    I actually have a friend called Allison and when she is giving her name she always says "Allison - double ell".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: double l or a double l

    So I could just use it without the indefinite article?

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    #8

    Re: double l or a double l

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So I could just use it without the indefinite article?
    You would be understood whether you use the article or not. However, I too would say "with two ells".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: double l or a double l

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So I could just use it without the indefinite article?
    I would use the article, but with the example above, it's economical.

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