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Spelling:  Double Consonants
The double consonant missing from 'cu....le' is 'dd'. Cuddle.

Spelling: Double Consonants

Double consonants are two non-vowel letters together. Kettle, collar, shell, fizzle, dazzle. What do all of these words have in common? They are spelled with double consonants. Consonants are letters which represent sounds you can only make by using your lips or your tongue. Try making the sound 'p' without your lips, or the sound 't' without your tongue.

Take this English quiz to see how well you can spell words which use double consonants.

  1. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
    2 - Showing - words that end in 'w' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'
  2. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
    3 - Fixer - words that end in 'x' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'
  3. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
    1 - Played - words that end in 'y' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'
  4. Which word is correct?
    1 - Thinner, fatter and slimmer - the double consonant tells us how the vowel should be pronounced. After all, 'thine', 'fate' and 'slime' are all real words with completely different meanings (as well as different vowel sounds) to 'thinner', 'fatter' and 'slimmer'!
  5. Cu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
    4 - Cuddle
  6. Flu....er. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
    3 - Flutter
  7. Je....y. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
    2 - Jelly - other possibilities would include: the word 'jetty' and the names, Jenny and Jerry
  8. Pu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
    3 - Puzzle - another possibility would be 'puddle'
  9. Fla....el. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
    1 - Flannel
  10. Some consonants, such as the letter v, are never doubled in English. Which one of the following would you not see in English?
    4 -

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