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Correct usage: “fulfill” or “fulfil”


There are a lot of ongoing arguments regarding this word. However, according to most academic references, the correct usage for the verb is: “to fulfil” with just one “l”.

Still, people claim to have read the word in both forms: “fulfill” or “fulfil“. Sometimes, even the grammar correction software indicate that “fulfil” is the wrong way to spell the word. Americans, for instance, mostly use the form with the double “l”.

Due to the two vowels, “to fulfil”  will double the “l” in it’s past tense form: “to fulfilfulfilled“, or in their -ing form: “fulfilling“.