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Does your word end in an f sound? Does your word contain a short vowel sound? If you answered yes to both questions, its likely that the f sound at the end of your word is spelt with the letters ff.

For example:

The word staff contains a short /a/ sound and ends with an f sound. This means the f needs to be doubled.

The word cliff contains a short /i/ sound and ends with an f sound. Once again, the f needs to be doubled.

The word cuff contains a short /u/ sound and ends with an f sound. As before, the f needs to be doubled.

This rule also applies to words that end with s and l after a short vowel sound.

staff The boss called a staff meeting.
sniff His cold made him sniff a lot.
tiff A tiff is a small argument.
puff There was a small puff of smoke from the fire.
bluff Jack tried to bluff his way out of a parking ticket.
cuff Jim got mud on his cuff.
stuff Do not stuff so much food in your mouth.
scoff The food was so delicious he couldn't help but scoff it down.
off The ship set off from Florida.
cliff There is a sheer drop at the cliff edge.
stiff He had a stiff neck after the car accident.
fluff She brushed the fluff off her jacket.

Learn more about these words in Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1

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ck words
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