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Unit 9: Adding suffixes: the spelling rules

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Unit 9: Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them or drop 'e'

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The Spelling Rules for Adding Suffixes:

When to double a letter - and when not to double

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If you are adding a vowel suffix to a short vowel word that ends with a vowel followed by two consonants (VCC), you do not need to double the last consonant.

Remember that -y is considered a vowel suffix.

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jump + ing = jumping wind + y = windy
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