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    #1

    It is difficult to prove the veracity

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    It is difficult to prove the veracity of the accusations levelled against the President.

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    #2

    Re: It is difficult to prove the veracity

    It's fine. For information, the BrE spelling would be "leveled".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: It is difficult to prove the veracity

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's fine. For information, the BrE spelling would be "leveled".
    That's also the American spelling. I thought the British version would double the L.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: It is difficult to prove the veracity

    My Longman dictionary uses two "l" for the British spelling and one for the American.

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    #5

    Re: It is difficult to prove the veracity

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's fine. For information, the BrE spelling would be "leveled".
    Not for this speaker of BrE.

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    #6

    Re: It is difficult to prove the veracity

    How odd. For some reason, it's always been in my brain as an exception to the usual rule. If I see "traveled", for example, I know it's AmE, but I've always used "leveled" and thought it was an anomaly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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