Incorrect spelling, explanation: there is no grammatical rule to apply here; the correct spelling of the word – column – is based on the etymology of the word, which comes from Latin columna. As in the original word, there is no double l,
collum is an incorrect form.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word has its origin in Latin. To be exact, in a word columna, which changed slightly over time and lost the ending a. Besides that, there were no changes, and there was never a need to add another l in the middle of the word, resulting in the word column.
Definition of column:
1. A vertical pillar used to support a building structure.
We put a few wooden columns at the front to build a roof over the porch.
2. A block of text, often when a page is divided vertically into two
In column 1 there is a table of data which is discussed in the other column.
3. A periodic section in a newspaper or magazine
As a journalist here I’m responsible for the music column.
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English is my mother tongue yet I all the time have difficulties when it comes to these spellings. Thank you
Terrific website! This is the kind of info that should be shared around the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this dictionary higher.