Correct spelling, explanation: label is the correct form as it was originally French labelle (ribbon).
Lable is probably mistaken with other similarly pronounced words like table. However because of the original loanword, in this case, label is the right spelling.
Definition of label:
1. noun, a piece of plastic or paper attached to a product with information about it
According to the label, you should wash this sweater at a low temperature.
2. verb, to be described on a label; also: about a person, to talk about someone in a stereotypic way
They labelled this coat with a fake brand, it’s not original for sure.
Jane was labelled a weirdo in high school because she used to wear strange clothes.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is a mistake, as label is a French-core word (labelle). The spelling remained as in original, but it is probably due to pronunciation that the word is mistaken with spelling
lable. Despite the pronunciation (ley-behl [(leɪbəl]), label is the correct form.
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@Helga if i was God (and i am, and it isn’t blasphemy if to say i am G0d if it is true) i would want to see if your still learning. Resting on one’s laurels, is a saying. There are many forms of existing. There can be a number 0, but even 0 has value.
I have always wondered why label is spelt as it is – el, when cable, fable, gable, sable and table are all spelt – le
I still don’t know how to spell fowlable, like able to fowl up. Is it foulable?
TU before this I make mistake
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