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    Unhappy Will

    Can you help I am a parent who can not remember much from school. My Son is starting to bring home work home which i am struggling with , tonight he has brought home some which i am having problems working out

    Some verbs double the final consonant when adding ing ,ed or er
    This will not happen if the final consonant is y or if the final consonant follows a double vowel,

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    English Teacher
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    Re: Will

    This rule exists to keep pronunciation consistent.

    Hop jump up and down
    Hope wish for something
    Hopped jumped up and down
    Hoped wished for something

    The doubled consonant tells us how to pronounce the vowel and eliminates confusion between similar words. Hope does not double-consonant because it ends in e, and not a consonant. By the way, some consonants, such as w, h, and q are never doubled.


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