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Study the word list: Words with doubled letters

These words are examples of the doubling rule: when a word ends in a short vowel and one consonant we must double the consonant when adding a vowel suffix.

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flapping
Stop flapping that paper at me.
getting
My spelling is getting much better.
runner
Will is the fastest runner in the school.
spotted
We spotted a kingfisher on the river bank.
biggish
I would like a biggish burger but not a huge one.
jogger
That jogger covers five miles every day.
funny
Bob's wedding speech was very funny.
snobbish
I don't like snobbish people.
snappy
He has a very snappy way of talking.
setting
I took a great picture of the setting sun.
hidden
I have hidden my sweets from my brother.
trodden
I think you have trodden in something smelly.
dipped
I dipped my foot in the freezing water.

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Learn about these words in Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'


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