Consonants - to double or not to double?

    We learned a very helpful pattern in the previous lesson
    We learned a very helpful pattern in the previous lesson

    Let's remind ourselves of it:
    If the base word has:
      one syllable
      one short vowel
        (the short vowels are ham, bed, lip, rot, gun)
      one consonant at the end
    you double the final consonant when you add a vowel suffix

    Now make new words by adding suffixes to the following base words.
    The first one has been done for you.
    hot + est hottest fat + ish
    grin + ed
    stop + ing
    pot + er
    gun +ed
    sun + y
    wrap + ing
    spot + y
    step + ed
    run + ing
    spot + ed
    can + ed
    bat + ing
    fit + ing
    net + ing

    Here are some sentences. Cross out the incorrect word.
    1. "What are you grining/grinning at?" said Nigel.
    2. Sue took up joging/jogging to improve her fitness.
    3. Ali took a jugful/juggful of orange juice into the garden.
    4. We wraped/wrapped the gift in silver paper.
    5. July was the hotest/hottest month of the year.

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