Consonants - to double or not to double?
We learned a very
helpful pattern in the previous lesson
ourselves of it:
If the base word has:
one syllableyou double
the final consonant when you add a vowel suffix
one short vowel
(the short vowels are ham, bed, lip,
rot, gun)one consonant at the end
make new words by adding suffixes to the following base words.
first one has been done for you.
|hot + est
||fat + ish
|grin + ed
||stop + ing
|pot + er
|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.|
"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.
wraped/wrapped the gift in silver paper.
5. July was the
hotest/hottest month of the year.
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