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  1. Mesjoggah
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    Wink Single or double "L"

    Hello,

    I'm working for a Dutch company who produces labels for bottles etc.
    My colleague and I had a discussion about the following subject.
    Within our company there's a section with the name : Barcoding and Labelling.
    They manufacture machine's for the automatic attachment of labels to.....anything.

    How do you write: "labelling". I thought, the right way to write it, is with one "L" : labeling.
    We've searched the internet and found out that it's written in both ways.
    So, we just don't know it anymore and wish to have the answer from an expert !

    With best regards,

    Mesjoggah

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    Re: Single or double "L"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mesjoggah
    Hello,

    I'm working for a Dutch company who produces labels for bottles etc.
    My colleague and I had a discussion about the following subject.
    Within our company there's a section with the name : Barcoding and Labelling.
    They manufacture machine's for the automatic attachment of labels to.....anything.

    How do you write: "labelling". I thought, the right way to write it, is with one "L" : labeling.
    We've searched the internet and found out that it's written in both ways.
    So, we just don't know it anymore and wish to have the answer from an expert !

    With best regards,

    Mesjoggah
    Good question. Oxford dictionary uses double "L" but most other dictionaries include both versions. I think labeling with one "L" is more American than British but either way you are fine.

  3. Mesjoggah
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    Re: Single or double "L"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    Good question. Oxford dictionary uses double "L" but most other dictionaries include both versions. I think labeling with one "L" is more American than British but either way you are fine.
    Thank you for your early reply !
    So, we can write it both ways. That's a relief.
    It looks a little bit silly when the name of a part of your company is written in a wrong way.

    Thanks,
    Mesjoggah

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    Re: Single or double "L"

    It's a British and American difference, but it won't worry many people on either side of the Atlantic which you choose.

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