Correct spelling, explanation: the word’s origin is Latin (excellens; past participle form of excellere). These forms point to double l spelling, which also remained in later English forms. Therefore excellent is the correct spelling. It is a mistake to write
excelent – with one l.
Definition of excellent:
adjective, outstandingly good, well done in an extraordinary way
Her performance in the “Black swan” was excellent!
exclamation, if someone approves of something strongly
Oh, excellent! I found a perfect hotel for us to stay in Bari. You will love it.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
excelent is an incorrect spelling since the Latin core form is spelled with double l (excellere and its past participle form excellens). This spelling applies also to English, so the correct form is excellent.
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