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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, in AmE, it is traveled.
    Oh, I know. It's just that whenever a teacher here says "we" without qualification, it's generally meant "we native Standard English speakers", not "we Americans" or "we Indians", etc. It would get very confusing for students if they could never know what "we" meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1) "I remember closing the window before leaving home. How come it's open?"

    2) I'm not sure what you mean by the rule "consonant, vowel, consonant". If you followed that "rule" (which I don't understand) then the logical letter after the "n" would be a vowel, making "opened" perfectly logical. However, as I don't know what "rule" you're talking about, it's hard to explain.

    With regard to probus' statement "We don't double the final consonant in words that end in n", well, sometimes we do. "Pinned", "penned", "binned", "tinned", "canned" but "opened", "fastened", "hardened". Unless I'm very much mistaken, we double the consonant in one-syllable examples, but we don't with two.
    Thanks for your reply emsr2d2.

    Here in Brazil it's taught to students that whenever the last three letters of a verb are consonant, vowel, consonant, then we double the last consonant. Examples:
    run - running
    shop - shopped / shopping
    swim - swimming
    stop - stopped, stopping
    admit - admitted and so on...

    Here follows a link Double Consonants

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Thanks for your reply emsr2d2.

    Here in Brazil it's taught to students that whenever the last three letters of a verb are consonant, vowel, consonant, then we double the last consonant. Examples:
    run - running
    shop - shopped / shopping
    swim - swimming
    stop - stopped, stopping
    admit - admitted and so on...

    Here follows a link Double Consonants

    Thanks for your attention!
    What do you do with a two syllable word when the stress is on the first syllable? travel, pencil, wither, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    What do you do with a two syllable word when the stress is on the first syllable? travel, pencil, wither, etc.
    Well, I think these are exceptions or perhaps the rule does not encompasses such two syllabe words where the stress in in the first syllabe. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Well, I think these are exceptions or perhaps the rule does not encompasses such two syllabe words where the stress in in the first syllabe. :/
    Well, your rule is the same as the AmE rule for one-syllable words. With multi-syllable words, we tend to double the consonant only when the stress is on the last syllable. There are still exceptions, but that addition cuts them down considerably.

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