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Nat093
 
Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2018 12:25 pm
According to the grammar rule , in one-syllable verbs ending in CVC, we double the last consonant, as in sit > sitting.

Why don't we double the consonant in verbs like "draw" /drɔː/? Is it because we must look at the sound, not the written letter?
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2018 12:35 pm
@Nat093,
Excellent question. Now sit down. Just kidding. Really, one thing I know about English is that there are rules but they don't always apply. Some words are spelled the same but have different meanings. Some words sound the same but have different spelling. (Bought, taught)
Go figure.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2018 03:02 pm
Long time ago I remember being taught: a, e, i,o,u, and sometimes y nd w are vowels.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2018 05:24 pm
It's like "a" and "an" being determined by the vowel sound that precedes them.
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