Guest   Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:05 pm GMT

In GAE, is it common to write "transfering" with one 'r' instead of two?

Lazar   Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:05 am GMT
Sometimes it is written that way, but I think most of the time it takes two <r>s. (For example, "transferring" gets 38.5 million Google hits, whereas "transfering" gets only 2.1 million.)

As another example, lists "canceled" and "traveled" as the primary American spellings, but for "transfer" they give only "transferring", not even mentioning "transfering". I would definitely prefer "transferring", because the second syllable usually has a primary or secondary stress.