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Towards the end of a word, it's sometimes necessary to repeat a consonant when there's a short vowel sound. This occurs in spelling when the short vowel sound is followed by specific letters: f, s, and l.

In the words listed here, the l is doubled after the short vowel sound.

Consider the word bell which contains a short /e/ sound and concludes with an l sound. This mandates the usage of a double l in its spelling.

Similarly, in the word fill, there's a short /i/ sound before the l sound, which indicates the need for a double l as well.

Say these ll words aloud as you learn them. Can you hear the short vowel sound?

bell I attached a new bell to my bicycle.
fell I grazed my knuckles when I fell off my bike.
sell Jack had to sell the cow.
smell Can you smell burning?
tell The child refused to tell the truth.
well She looks fit and well.
fill Fill the bath with hot water.
kill Cats often kill birds.
still He's over 90 but his mind is still sharp.
will I will miss you when you go away.
doll Jill gave her sister a doll on her birthday.
bull A male elephant is called a bull.
pull The sign on the door said pull.
ball Roll the ball to me.
call Please wait while I make a call.
fall I don't want to fall off my bike.
hall We have a large mirror in our hall.
small There was a small puff of smoke from the fire.
tall The giraffe was very tall.
wall Don't kick that ball over my wall.

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

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