pencil

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɛnsəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɛnsəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pensəl)


Inflections of 'pencil' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
pencils
v 3rd person singular
pencilling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
penciling
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
pencilled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
penciled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
pencilled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
penciled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

pencil

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [mechanical, number 2] pencil
  2. sharpen the pencil
  3. need to sharpen the pencil
  4. the pencil needs sharpening
  5. the pencil is dull
  6. can I borrow a pencil (and some paper)?
  7. prefer to [use, write in] pencil
  8. pen or pencil
  9. use colored pencils
  10. write your [notes, answers] in pencil
  11. do it in pencil so you can erase it
  12. it was done in pencil so it can be erased
  13. the drawing is in pencil
  14. the drawing was [made, done] in pencil
  15. trace [it] (out) in pencil
  16. borrow an eyebrow pencil
  17. a pencil drawing
  18. use the pencil sharpener
  19. erase the pencil lines
  20. pencil lead
  21. the pencil lead broke
  22. the pencil point has broken
  23. in my pencil case
  24. use a pencil grip
  25. in a pencil holder
  26. is wearing a pencil skirt
  27. do a pencil drive
v
  1. penciled a [note, paragraph, comment, sketch]
  2. pencil the [edges, contours, outline]
  3. [neatly, hurriedly, artistically] penciled
  4. penciled by [an artist, a child, an expert]
  5. pencil in [a date, a meeting, an appointment]
  6. pencil [a date] in
  7. pencil the [players, guests, speaker] in
  8. pencil in the [players]
  9. pencil him in for [Friday, 3:00, next week]
  10. [shall we, let's] pencil it in for [Friday]
  11. [I'll, I will] pencil you in for [Friday]
n as adj
  1. a pencil drawing
  2. use the pencil sharpener
  3. erase the pencil lines
  4. pencil lead
  5. the pencil lead broke
  6. the pencil point has broken
  7. in my pencil case
  8. use a pencil grip
  9. in a pencil holder
  10. is wearing a pencil skirt
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