Traveling Abroad and spelling
Traveling refers to the act of going from one place to another. It can refer to a journey or to a series of journeys. Traveling on buses, trains, airplanes or motor boats and by automobiles is referred to as commutation or commuting. There are two senses of traveling, namely commuting and travel. Commuting refers to travel, but traveling refers to a journey.
In the U.S., traveling is preferred spelling over commute or commuting. This American British spelling distinction carries over for other forms: commuted or travelled, and commuting or traveled. In British English, the word traveling is used for all three senses of the word, although the spelling for commuted and for traveling is usually retained for the purposes of consistency. In Australian English, traveling and commencing a journey mean the same thing; hence, traveling and commencing a journey are treated as one word in Australian English.
In Canada, the term traveling is used for both commencing and ending a trip, with the use of periods between the dates that an individual travels being determined by the country in which the trip is taking place. The three-letter abbreviation for traveling in Canada is YY, where the Y represents the province or territory in which you are travelling, and the C refers to the Canadian visa agency. In United States, traveling is not a sound term, as it is commonly used as a reference to an activity rather than to a destination. Traveling in United States is spelled with only the letters Y, C and R, with the rest of the letters acting as accents on words that begin with those three letters.
In United Kingdom, traveling is a much preferred spelling over commuting. This three-letter abbreviation for traveling is commonly used in written communication, while the word commuting is often used informally. The spelling of the word is almost never dependent on the gender of the person, but is often dependent on the tone in which the word is used. In United States, traveling is spelled as two letters, with the G and S being substituted for Y and C respectively. In Australia, travelling and commencing a journey mean the same thing, even though the letter ‘j’ is rarely used for traveling. Similarly, traveling is often spelled as T and V in Australia, but the rest of the letters remain unaffected.
In most European and North American languages, the traveling part of the sentence is put together much like the words ‘going abroad’, ‘traveling abroad’ or ‘going on holiday’. The spelling of the words in this case is usually dependent on the pronunciation of the word. In British English, travel is spelled using the G sound, for example “gonogornith”; in American English, travel is spelled using the S sound, for example “visitour”. When traveling outside the UK, however, travel is usually spelled using the G sound.
In many languages, the subject of a verb can be put after the verb in order to indicate that the action of the verb is to be performed elsewhere (such as in “I am going to the city today.”). In British and American English, however, traveling is spelled with the G sound, for example “tarifed”; in Australian English, traveling is spelled using the S sound, for example “tarifedu”. Even when traveling within the UK, the use of either ‘traveller’ or ‘teller’ is preferred, even though the spelling of the word itself varies across the rest of the UK. In Canada, “tariff” is often spelled as “tarif”, even though the spelling of the word is very similar to that found in America. For example “tariff” is commonly spelt as “tarife”, but “tarif” is preferred in both Canada and America.