rivaled and rivaling in the U.S.; rivalled and rivalling everywhere else.
modeled and modeling in the U.S.; modelled and modelling everywhere else.
labeled and labeling in the U.S.; labelled and labelling everywhere else.
fueled and fueling in American English; fuelled and fuelling everywhere else.
shoveled/shoveling in the U.S.; shovelled/shovelling everywhere else.
Cancelled or canceled is the past tense form of the verb cancel. They’re both correct, depending on which side of the pond you find yourself. In British English, it’s cancelled with two L’s, a convention also adopted by Canada and Australia. Meanwhile, in the United States, we like to keep things simple with just one L: canceled. This isn’t just about esthetics or a love for consonants; it boils down to usage and regional preferences. Stick around as I explain …