English Teacher Article Double Letters

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If a verb or adjective has one syllable and ends with a single vowel followed by a single consonant, then there are rules:

VERB - double the final letter for the -ing and -ed forms:

wait- waiting\waited (two vowels, so no doubling)

fit- fitting\fitted (one vowel + one consonant, so it doubles)

smoke- smoking\smoked (ends with a vowel (even if silent), so no doubling)

ADJECTIVE - double the final letter for the comparative + superlative forms

neat- neater\neatest (two vowels, so no doubling)

big- bigger\biggest (one vowel + one consonant, so it doubles)

wide- wider\widest (ends with a vowel (even if silent), so no doubling)

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Hello Dudes,
I wold reccomened you to add more stuff to your double letters when adding 'ed' to the end. I need some 4 school work!
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can u plz give more words i need them 4 my class thanks

Very helpful! Thanks.

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Hi
If it's possible to send me a list of DOUBLE LETTERS words when ending or adding ING like ( swimming- running-....)
My Son always confused with such words and sometimes there is no roll to follow such as ( Vi sit-visiting )one consonant,one vowel,one consonant )

Thanks
Samah
Cairo - Egypt

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