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At the end of a word, sometimes you need to double a consonant after a short vowel sound. This happens in spellings when the short vowel sound is followed by one of these letters: f, s, and l.

In the words in this list, the s has been doubled after the short vowel sound.

For example:

The word press includes a short /e/ sound and ends with an s sound. This means it needs to be spelt with a double s.

Miss contain a short /i/ sound before an s sound. This word also needs to be spelt with a double s.

The word fuss includes a short /i/ sound followed by an s sound. Again, this means the s needs to be doubled.

pass I hope I can pass my driving test.
mass There is a mass of weeds in my garden.
press Press on a cut to stop it bleeding.
stress Students can feel stress at exam time.
fuss He made a fuss because he didn't like the food.
hiss Did you hear the snake hiss?
miss I miss my friend.
boss The boss said I'd done a great job.
cross You must pay a toll to cross this bridge.
lass She was a lovely lass.
kiss He gave her a good luck kiss.
dress The bride wore a long white dress.
class We are studying angles in our geometry class.

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

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Other lists from Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1

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ll words
ck words
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