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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.

flapping
The bird was flapping its wings.
getting
My spelling is getting much better.
runner
The runner showed great endurance.
spotted
We spotted a kingfisher on the river bank.
biggish
The promotion will be a biggish step up for her.
jogger
The jogger runs five miles a day.
funny
Bob's wedding speech was very funny.
snobbish
I don't like snobbish people.
snappy
He was very snappy when he was hungry.
setting
The house is in a tranquil riverside setting.
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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No need to double
Examples of suffixes
When to drop the final e
Change y to i
Words where y does not change
Change f to ve

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