Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Double SS

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 99
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    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.

    thanks

  1. Grumpy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 885
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Double SS

    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....

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 99
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Double SS

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

Similar Threads

  1. double l or a double l
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30-Sep-2012, 21:54
  2. [General] double that?
    By goodsogi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Apr-2009, 15:56
  3. [General] ...double o..?
    By Delapoma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2009, 03:19
  4. Double and twice
    By kahhong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Dec-2007, 01:12
  5. on/at the double
    By Damnit in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-Feb-2007, 17:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •