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More examples of the doubling rule: You do not need to double the last letter of a word if: 1) a word ends in two consonants 2) the suffix starts with a consonant

Word list: No need to double

crashing My computer keeps crashing.
dampen I don't want to dampen anyone's spirits, but I have some bad news.
windy It is too windy to use an umbrella.
buzzed A wasp buzzed around my head.
stuffing The stuffing has come out of my old teddy bear.
checked They checked the door knob for fingerprints.
locked The door was locked and bolted.
puffy Her face was puffy from crying so much.
crafty The story is about a crafty fox.
selfish Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy and selfish old man.
twisted The branches twisted in the wind.
quickly Our baby has grown so quickly.
handful The recipe requires a handful of rice.
thankless It was a thankless task.
backless She wore a backless dress to the party.
thickness The thickness of my gloves will keep my hands warm.
spotless I scrubbed the floor until it was spotless.
madness It was a macabre story of murder and madness.

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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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Other lists from Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'

Words with doubled letters
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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