Spelling longer words with: ff, ss, ll, ck

The same rules apply to most longer words, where the consonant sounds ff, ss, ll, ck come after a short vowel:

  • Double after a short vowel.
  • Don’t double if there is a consonant after the sound.
ff ss ll ck
coffee
toffee
coffin
muffin
suffer
boffin (slang for 'scientist')
different
mastiff (a large dog)
across
address
assess
asset
distress
fossil
impress
mistress
cellar
bollard
hillock
ballot





packet
jacket
ticket
cricket
rocket
socket
bucket
padlock
sundeck

 

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