Spelling - Consonant doubling 1: Activity 2

 

Sort the examples into two groups

DOUBLE
DON'T DOUBLE
sweat + -ed → sweated
thin + -est → thinnest
stop + -ing → stopping
mad + -er → madder
green + -est → greenest
swat + -ed → swatted
loud + -er → louder
stoop + -ing → stooping
wait + -ing → waiting
chat + -y → chatty
sweat + -y → sweaty

Answers

  • DOUBLE GROUP: thin + -est → thinnest, stop + -ing → stopping, mad + -er → madder, swat + -ed → swatted, chat + -y → chatty
  • DON'T DOUBLE GROUP: sweat + -ed → sweated, green + -est → greenest, loud + -er → louder, stoop + -ing → stooping, wait + -ing → waiting, sweat + -y → sweaty

How should we change our rules about what happens when the suffix starts with a vowel sound?

  • When the vowel sound before the final consonant is spelled with a single letter: DOUBLE the final consonant letter (e.g. swat - swatted).
  • When the vowel sound before the final consonant is spelled with two letters: DON’T DOUBLE the final consonant letter (e.g. sweat - sweated).

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