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" Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ;... "
Cobb's Spelling Book: Being a Just Standard for Pronouncing the English ... - Page 17
by Lyman Cobb - 1835 - 168 pages
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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - English language - 1841 - 122 pages
...John hass payed hiss debts. 42. Words of one syllable and others accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...they take another syllable beginning with a vowel. As wit, witty, abet, abettor, begin, beginner. If a diphthong precedes or the accent is on the preceding...
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A Dictionary of the Art of Printing

William Savage - Printing - 1841 - 815 pages
...joy, joyless, joyful, &e. RULE V. — Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner. But if a diphthong precedes,...
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Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar. Improved, with an enlarged appendix ...

Lindley MURRAY - 1841 - 125 pages
...our true character can be portraied. Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner . But if a diphthong precedes,...
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The United States Reader: Containing a Variety of Exercises in Reading ...

John D. Post - Readers - 1842 - 304 pages
...err, inn, bunn, purr, and buzz. 47. Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner. I) 48. If a diphthong precedes,...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners

Lindley Murray - English language - 1843 - 310 pages
...annoyance , joy . joyless, joyful. RULE V. Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double that consonant, when they take anothei syllable beginning with a vowel: as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor; to...
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Exercises in composition, on an improved plan

Henry Hopkins (A.M.) - 1844
...If a word have the affix ed or es, it is joined to the last part of the word to form one syllable. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable,...single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, ^double the final consonant, when they have an affix beginning with a vowel; as, begin, beginner; rob, robber...
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Murray's English Grammar Simplified Designed to Facilitate the Study of the ...

Lindley Murray, Allen Fisk - 1846
...blessings attend us on every side. RULK V. Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...take another syllable beginning with a vowel, as, wit witty: thin, thinnish : to abet, an abettor : to begin, a beginner. But if a diphthong precedes,...
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Introductory Lessons in English Grammar

Noble Butler - English language - 1871 - 78 pages
...c"ns GENERAL RULES FOR SPELLING I. Monosyllaoles, and words accented on the las', syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when an addition, beginning with a vowel, is made ; As, blot, b Dotting ; drop, dropped ; allot, allotting....
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English Exercises: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing, Instances of False ...

Lindley Murray - 1847
...character can be portraled. RULE v. 'Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel,...take another syllable beginning with a vowel ; as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to ale.t, an abettor f to begin, a beginner. But if a diphthong precedes,...
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The Reformed Grammar, Or, Philosophical Test of English Composition

Gerald Murray - English language - 1847 - 249 pages
...joy, joyless, joyful." RULE VII. "Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double...take another syllable beginning with a vowel; as, wit, witty; thin, thinnish; to abet, an abettor; to begin, a beginner, etc. But if a diphthong precedes,...
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