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    Default Double SS

    Hi, can anyone please tell me if there is a rule to help me know when to put a double ss in a word like possible or passive.

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    I don't think there is such a rule. Sorry. There are rules for inserting an extra consonant when a word ends in "ing" or "ed", so that "rub" becomes "rubbed", and "run" becomes "running"; but the examples you quote are words in their own right.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Thank you! I'll find a list and start to memorise

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