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Study the word list: No need to double

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

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crashing
The waves are crashing on the sea shore.
dampen
This light rain will only dampen the ground.
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
Check that the car is locked.
puffy
Her face was puffy from crying so much.
crafty
I don't trust that man as I think he is too crafty.
selfish
Tom was selfish not to offer me a lift.
twisted
The willow trees were twisting in the strong wind.
quickly
Our baby has grown so quickly.
handful
Throw a handful of seeds to feed the birds.
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's madness to drive so fast near a school.

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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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