This is part of the difference between series.
I’ve heard some people confusing the words spelled and spelt. Here’s the difference between the two.
Spelled is the past tense of to spell.
- He spelled the word wrong in his essay.
- Travelled is spelled with two L’s in Canada.
Spelt, on the other hand, refers to a type of grain that has been grown in parts of Europe for over 7,000 years.
- This multigrain bread contains spelt flour.
Now, keep in mind that this difference is primarily American (and pretty much the same for Canadians, too). Outside the US, spelt is an alternate spelling of spelled, a past tense form of to spell. So, if you’re in the US (or Canada), stick with spelt for the grain only.
Which words do you confuse? Let me know in the comments below.
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