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'''Travel''' is an [[English]] [[verb]].<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/travel</ref>
 
'''Travel''' is an [[English]] [[verb]].<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/travel</ref>
  
Travel is a [[regular verb]] and has the third person form "travels".  However, there are spelling differences between American English and British English.  In British English, the [[preterite]] and [[past participle]] are both <sup>%</sup>"travelled", the -ing form is <sup>%</sup>"travelling", and one who travels is a <sup>%</sup>"traveller" (all spelt with a double L); whereas in American English the corresponding forms <sup>%</sup>"traveled", <sup>%</sup>"traveling" and <sup>%</sup>"traveler" are preferred.
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Travel is a [[regular verb]] and has the [[third person form]] "travels".  However, there are spelling differences between American English and British English.  In British English, the [[preterite]] and [[past participle]] are both <sup>%</sup>"travelled", the [[-ing form]] is <sup>%</sup>"travelling", and one who travels is a <sup>%</sup>"traveller" (all spelt with a double L); whereas in American English the corresponding forms <sup>%</sup>"traveled", <sup>%</sup>"traveling" and <sup>%</sup>"traveler" are preferred.
  
 
Travel is the most common English verb with the <!-- ridiculous and ugly --> American single-L spelling.
 
Travel is the most common English verb with the <!-- ridiculous and ugly --> American single-L spelling.

Latest revision as of 09:14, 13 May 2020

Disambiguation: see travelling.

Travel is an English verb.[1]

Travel is a regular verb and has the third person form "travels". However, there are spelling differences between American English and British English. In British English, the preterite and past participle are both %"travelled", the -ing form is %"travelling", and one who travels is a %"traveller" (all spelt with a double L); whereas in American English the corresponding forms %"traveled", %"traveling" and %"traveler" are preferred.

Travel is the most common English verb with the American single-L spelling.

Travel is a cognate with the French word "travailler" - unfortunately this is a false friend, as travailler means "to work". It is also a doublet with the English word "travail"[2]

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