Spelling - Consonant doubling 1: Activity 2
Sort the examples into two groups
- 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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