Which of the spelling is correct? “fulfil” or “fulfill”? I can find both spellings on the web, although “fulfil” is more common.

  • Try checking a dictionary. – Jack O'Flaherty May 31 '20 at 3:40
  • @JackO'Flaherty Some dictionaries say “fulfil” is a variant of “fulfill” and some say “fulfill” is a variant of “fulfil”. – Culver Kwan May 31 '20 at 3:48

Fulfil is the spelling commonly used in countries which use British English such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Fulfill is the spelling commonly used in the United States. In Canada, Grammarly says, they use both spellings.

Fulfil or fulfill

  • In point of fact, all countries can use both spellings. (The variants exist in the dictionaries.) It's just that one is generally more stylistically acceptable, and should normally be the one used—most people would mark the variant as wrong. In Canada, it's fulfill that's the preferred spelling. (Per the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.) However, unlike the UK and the US, people and companies in Canada would be much more accepting of the variant being used. – Jason Bassford May 31 '20 at 15:12

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.