Is it spelled focused or focussed? The Oxford English Dictionary describes the spelling focussed as irregular. The spelling focussed is a widely seen UK spelling but focused, (focuses, focusing) is more common in prestige publications. The spelling focussed is nowadays more common in Canada and New Zealand than in the UK.
How do you spell focussing in Canada?
- As a forensic scientist, Rosalind focuses (or focusses) on minute details.
- The speaker was having trouble focusing (or focussing) his thoughts during the noisy demonstration.
How do you spell focusing in Australia? “In Australian English, the more widely accepted spelling is the single-letter version (and that’s why it’s the version we use here at Lifehacker): focusing and focused, not focussing and focussed.
What is another word for focussed?