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Double Consonants

How many t’s are there in writing? And how many in written?

The consonant has to be doubled to maintain the short pronunciation of the vowel.

mad – madder (short vowel)

made- (long vowel/diphthong)

bit-  (short vowel)

bitten- long vowel/diphthong

put/putting- (short)

compute- computing (long u)

hot- hotter (short vowel)

 

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