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    • Join Date: May 2007
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    Open

    Why "opening" does not double the "n" for it's gerund? (openning)


    • Join Date: Jan 2006
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    Re: Open

    To my mind, because the stress lays on the first vowel of the word namely the "o"(pening), while the second part isn't stressed at all. On the contrary, it's subdued.


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    Re: Open

    Welcome, Jgap.

    In addition,

    Two-syllable words

    If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ED.

    Examples:
    visit > visited
    open > opened

    If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ING.

    Examples:
    happen > happening
    enter > entering

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