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Doubling final consonants
The final consonant of a word is sometimes doubled before adding
Which consonants are doubled?
We double the following letters.
b: rub rubbing
We only double consonants that come at the end of the word.
We only double the final consonant when the word ends in a vowel + consonant.
We only double final consonants in stressed syllables. We do not double final consonants in longer words that end in unstressed syllables.
up set up setting
In British English, we double l at the end of a word after one vowel letter, even in unstressed syllables.
In American English, words like this are normally spelt with one l: traveling
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