Shovelling vs. Shoveling: What's the Difference?
"Shovelling" is the British spelling, while "Shoveling" is the correct American spelling, referring to the act of using a shovel.
Which is correct: Shovelling or Shoveling
How to spell Shoveling?
Shovelling is Incorrect
Shoveling is Correct
American English often uses a single "l" for words ending in "eling" (e.g., traveling, shoveling).
Associate with "level" which also has a single "l" in American English.
Visualize the word "shovel" and just add "ing."
Think: "One shovel, one L."
British English often doubles the "l" in verbs, so if it's American, keep it single.
Shovelling and Shoveling Definitions
Shovelling is an incorrect spelling of Shoveling.
It can indicate hurried or careless eating.
He was shoveling food into his mouth.
Shoveling implies working with a shovel.
Shoveling can be tiring work.
It can refer to the act of scooping or lifting with a shovel.
She spent the afternoon shoveling dirt into the garden bed.
A tool with a handle and a broad scoop or blade for digging and moving material, such as dirt or snow.
A large mechanical device or vehicle for heavy digging or excavation.
The amount that a shovel can hold; a shovelful
One shovel of dirt.
To move or remove with a shovel.
To make with a shovel
Shoveled a path through the snow.
To convey or throw in a rough or hasty way, as if with a shovel
He shoveled the food into his mouth.
To clear or excavate with or as if with a shovel
Shoveling off the driveway after the snowstorm.
Shovels out the hall closet once a year.
To dig or work with a shovel.
(American spelling) shovel
Alternative form of shovelling
Shoveling means using a shovel to move material.
He was shoveling snow off his driveway.
Shoveling can also signify a rapid or forceful movement.
The worker was shoveling coal into the furnace.
What is the pronunciation of Shoveling?
What is the root word of Shoveling?
The root word is "shovel."
Which vowel is used before Shoveling?
"A," as in "a shoveling task."
What is the verb form of Shoveling?
"Shovel" is the base verb.
Which preposition is used with Shoveling?
"Of," as in "shoveling of snow."
What is the singular form of Shoveling?
"Shoveling" itself is singular.
Is Shoveling an adverb?
Is Shoveling an abstract noun?
No, it's a concrete action.
Why is it called Shoveling?
It's derived from the tool "shovel" used in the act.
Is the word Shoveling imperative?
It can be, as in "Start shoveling!"
What is the plural form of Shoveling?
Not applicable as "shoveling" is primarily a verb or gerund.
Is Shoveling a vowel or consonant?
"Shoveling" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
What is the opposite of Shoveling?
Depending on context, but potentially "dumping" or "emptying."
What is the second form of Shoveling?
Shoveled (American) or Shovelled (British).
Which conjunction is used with Shoveling?
Any conjunction can be used based on the sentence, like "and" or "but."
How do we divide Shoveling into syllables?
Which article is used with Shoveling?
"The" can be used, as in "the shoveling of the driveway."
Is the Shoveling term a metaphor?
Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.
What is a stressed syllable in Shoveling?
The stress is on the first syllable: "Shov."
What part of speech is Shoveling?
Primarily a verb or a gerund (noun).
What is the first form of Shoveling?
How is Shoveling used in a sentence?
"After the snowstorm, many residents were out shoveling their sidewalks."
Is Shoveling a negative or positive word?
Neutral, it describes an action.
Is Shoveling a countable noun?
No, when used as a noun, it's uncountable.
Is Shoveling a collective noun?
How many syllables are in Shoveling?
Is Shoveling a noun or adjective?
Can be a noun (gerund) when referring to the act, or an adjective describing someone performing the act.
What is another term for Shoveling?
Digging, when referring to soil.
Which determiner is used with Shoveling?
"This" or "that" can be used.
What is the third form of Shoveling?
Shoveled (American) or Shovelled (British).
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