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Words with Double Consonants

When a word ends in a consonant, double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel if both of the following are true: the consonant ends a stressed syllable or a one-syllable word, and the consonant is preceded by a single vowel. For example:

  • drag —> dragged
  • wet —> wetter
  • occur —> occurred, occurring
  • refer —> referral, referring

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