Spelling: Double Consonants
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Spelling: Double Consonants

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Double consonants are two of the same letters together, such as in the word 'letter' (t is seen twice). Consonants are letters of the alphabet that are not vowels (a, e, i, o, u). As always in English, it's not so straightforward.

Let's take the word cut. That's simple enough, isn't it? But when we add er, do we need to add an extra t or not? In this case we do. Cut, cutter, cutting. If we left it with just one t, it would be cuter which means more cute.

1.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
eat-eatting
cut-cutting
drown-drowning
walk-walking
It should be eating
2.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
help-helping
skim-skiming
run-running
sell-selling
The correct spelling is skimming
3.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
visit-visitted
talk-talked
signal-signalled
long-longer
It should be visited
4.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
deep-deeper
start-starter
begin-beginer
metal-metallic
It should be beginner
5.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
slim-slimmer
end-ended
begin-beginning
offer-offerring
It should be offering
6.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
sing-singging
sun-sunny
sign-signing
wash-washed
The correct spelling is singing
7.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
trip-tripped
wax-waxxing
rip-ripped
strip-stripped
Waxing is how it should be spelled
8.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
open-opened
show-showwed
bet-betted
saw-sawed
It should be showed
9.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
thin-thinner
hot-hotter
small-smallest
big-biger
The correct spelling is bigger
10.
Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelled second word?
pump-pumped
enrol-enrolled
bow-bowwed
die-died
Bowed is the correct spelling
Author:  Frank Evans

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