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Reffering vs. Referring: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Updated on November 10, 2023
"Reffering" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "referring." Referring is the act of directing someone or something to a different place or person for information, help, or action.

Which is correct: Reffering or Referring

How to spell Referring?

Reffering is Incorrect

Referring is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that the word "refer" has one 'r' and "referring" adds another, making it two 'r's.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023
Visualize a sign pointing ('referring') you to the right spelling with two 'r's.
Huma Saeed
Sep 16, 2023
Associate it with "reference," which starts with the same "ref-" prefix.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
Think of "referee," which also has two "r's" in the middle.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
Remember that "refer" doubles its "r" when adding "-ing."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
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Referring Definitions

To mention or allude to in speech or writing.
She was referring to a previous conversation.
Huma Saeed
Sep 16, 2023
To send or direct someone to a specialist or authority.
The doctor is referring her to a specialist.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
To direct to a source for help or information
Referred her to a heart specialist.
Referred me to his last employer for a recommendation.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To submit (a matter in dispute) to an authority for arbitration, decision, or examination.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To direct the attention of
I refer you to the training manual.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To assign or attribute to; regard as originated by.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To assign to or regard as belonging within a particular kind or class
Referred the newly discovered partita to the 1600s.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To relate or pertain; concern
Questions referring to yesterday's lecture.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To serve as a descriptor or have as a denotation
The word chair refers to a piece of furniture.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To speak or write about something briefly or incidentally; make reference
Referred during our conversation to several books he was reading.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To turn one's attention, as in seeking information
Refer to a dictionary.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
Present participle of refer
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
The act by which somebody or something is referred; a reference.
Sara Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
To direct attention to something or someone.
He is referring to the manual for guidance.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
To relate or have a connection to something.
The term refers to a specific method.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
To look at or check for information.
I am referring to my notes.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called referring?

It's called "referring" because it comes from the verb "refer," which means to direct attention or to send to a particular place or person for information or action.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

Which vowel is used before referring?

The vowel 'e' is used before "referring."
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

What is the root word of referring?

"Refer."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the plural form of referring?

N/A, it's a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

What is the verb form of referring?

"Refer."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

Which preposition is used with referring?

"To" as in "referring to."
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Is referring a noun or adjective?

Verb.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the pronunciation of referring?

/rɪˈfɜrɪŋ/
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

Which conjunction is used with referring?

"And," "but," "or," depending on the context.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the singular form of referring?

Referring (it's a verb form, not a noun, so it doesn't have a singular or plural).
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

Which article is used with referring?

"The" or "a" can be used depending on the sentence.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Is the referring term a metaphor?

No.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

How do we divide referring into syllables?

Re-fer-ring.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

How many syllables are in referring?

Three syllables.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in referring?

The second syllable, "fer."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What part of speech is referring?

Verb.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

What is another term for referring?

Directing, pointing, mentioning.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the second form of referring?

"Referred."
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

Is referring a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a consonant ('R').
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

Is the word referring imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, e.g., "Refer to the manual."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the first form of referring?

"Refer."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

Is referring a negative or positive word?

Neutral.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the third form of referring?

"Referred."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the opposite of referring?

Ignoring, overlooking.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Which determiner is used with referring?

"The" or "a," depending on the context.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

How is referring used in a sentence?

"I was referring to the main point in my argument."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
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