|NOTE: These rule-breakers apply to British spellings only.|
If a word ends in one vowel + the letter l , we nearly always double the l when adding a vowel suffix, no matter which syllable is stressed. For example:
|American spellings stick to the rules and do not usually double when the final syllable of the root word is unstressed:|
|travel + ing = traveling||equal + ed = equaled||cancel + ing = canceling|
For more on British and American spelling differences, please see Unit 36.