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    why not snowwing as a gerund?

    According to the rules, if there is one vowel and one consonant in a verb, and only one syllable, you double the consonant and add ING:
    hit + t + ing = hitting

    So, why not snoWWing as a gerund? And taxxing? Are there a number of letters that can't be doubled?

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    Re: why not snowwing as a gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    According to the rules, if there is one vowel and one consonant in a verb, and only one syllable, you double the consonant and add ING:
    hit + t + ing = hitting

    So, why not snoWWing as a gerund? And taxxing? Are there a number of letters that can't be doubled?

    For me, both snow and taxi have two syllables.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Smile Re: why not snowwing as a gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    According to the rules, if there is one vowel and one consonant in a verb, and only one syllable, you double the consonant and add ING:
    hit + t + ing = hitting

    So, why not snoWWing as a gerund? And taxxing? Are there a number of letters that can't be doubled?
    With verbs ending in the pattern Consonant + Vowel + Consonant, where the last letter is w or x, there's no need to double that last letter:

    snow - snowing
    box - boxing

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