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    Which form is correct?


    1. a) controled
    b)controlled

    2. a) controling
    b) controlling

    So, it is double or simple "l"?

    Thanks beforehand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Which form is correct?


    1. a) controled
    b)controlled

    2. a) controling
    b) controlling

    So, it is double or simple "l"?

    Thanks beforehand!

    m
    It's single "L". Controled, controling.

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    Default Re: control

    I think in British English they keep duplicating the final "l", as in "travelling", but they don't do so in American English, so they write "traveling" and "controling". That's what I have been told, but I suppose native speakers know it for sure.

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    I'm a BE speaker, but I wrote for an American company for nearly 20 years. Ana's right.

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    Default Re: control

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Which form is correct?


    1. a) controled
    b)controlled

    2. a) controling
    b) controlling

    So, it is double or simple "l"?

    Thanks beforehand!

    m
    Double L in both AmE and BrE.

    The reason that AmE doesn't double the L in "traveling" or "traveled" is that the accent is on the first syllable.

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    Mike's the boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Mike's the boss.
    But not your boss.

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