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Doubling Rule

The words you will see below contain the doubling rule. 

In most cases, when adding an ending or suffix to a one syllable word that ends in with vowel/consonant combination, you double that consonant. For example: mad/madder

If a one syllable word ends with a vowel/consonant combination, you should double the final consonant if you are adding an ending that begins with a vowel such as: -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -en, -y, -ish. For Example: top/topping
  1. Look at the word.
  2. Say the word aloud.
  3. Close your eyes. Think about what the word looks like. Say the word. Spell the word aloud.
  4. Open your eyes. Look at the word again. If you made a mistake, go back and repeat Steps 1 and 2.
  5. Choose from the table below to practice these words:

Here are five lists that include the doubling rule:

Doubling Word List

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Doubling #3

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Doubling #4

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Doubling #5

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