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    Wink verbs

    please i want to ask question about the verb tense when we change a verb in the present and it ends with one vowel and one consonant but not w or y to past tense we double the consonant and then we add ed such the verb ( commit - committed ) but why the verb happen is different why don't we double the consonant. what is the rule


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    Re: verbs

    Two-syllable words:
    ED = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ED.
    ING = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ING.
    Examples: visit > visited, open > opened
    happen > happening, enter > entering
    ED = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ED.
    ING = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ING.
    Examples: refer > referred, admit > admitted
    begin > beginning, permit > permitting

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    Re: verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Two-syllable words:
    ED = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ED.

    ING = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ING.
    Examples: visit > visited, open > opened

    happen > happening, enter > entering
    ED = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ED.

    ING = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ING.


    Examples: refer > referred, admit > admitted

    begin > beginning, permit > permitting
    but wahat about the verb ( invent ) it is with two syllables and the stress on the second syllable but we don't double the consonant..

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