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?
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)
Long time ago I remember being taught: a, e, i,o,u, and sometimes y nd w are vowels.
It's like "a" and "an" being determined by the vowel sound that precedes them.