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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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A new English grammar, comprising the substance of Lennie's Principles of ...

John Purdue Bidlake - 1863
...-ed to the Present Infinitive. Verbs of one syllable, or verbs accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant before -eth, -ed, and -ing ; as, beg, beggeth, begged, begging ; bestir, bestirreth, bestirred, bestirring....
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Town's New Speller and Definer: Containing a New and Complete Key to ...

Salem Town - English language - 1866 - 168 pages
...fas' tion Stu pe ffic' <iiw RULE 5. Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant before the addition of a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, RV)' 6er R&</' jred Fun Fttn' ny R5'...
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Town's New Speller and Definer: Containing a New and Complete Key to ...

Salem Town - Spellers - 1867 - 168 pages
...fa' tion Stu pe fae' <irc RULE 5. Monosyllables, and words aecented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant before the addition of a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, RQ6 Ro'i' 6er Ray Ray' jed Fan FuW ny...
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The Scholar's Companion: Containing Exercises in the Orthography, Derivation ...

English language - 1869 - 312 pages
...TENDER, for yonder. \ YOURN, for yours. CHAPTER V. RULE IN ORTHOGRAPHY. WORDS of one syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant when they take an additional syllable beginning with a vowel. Words of more than ono syllable, ending in the same...
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Rudiments of English composition. [With] Key. Adapted to the improved ed

Alexander Reid - 1872
...said, slain. 6. Words ending with ie change ie into y before ing; as, Die, Aying ; lie, lying. VI. When monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable,...with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, receive an affix beginning with a vowel, the final consonant is doubled; as, Begin, beghmer; wit, 'witty,...
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Hart's English Grammar: A Grammar of the English Language

John Seely Hart - 1873
...Doubling the final Consonant. 71. EULE. — Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant^ preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant on taking an additional syllable beginning with a vowel ; as, wit, witty ; begin, beginning. NOTE....
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A Practical and Critical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1874 - 312 pages
...odd, ebb, inn, purr, butt, buzz, egg. IIL Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double that consonant on receiving a termination beginning with a vowel. Thus, blot, Wotting, not bloting; allot, allotting,...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1879 - 288 pages
...compounds written ? What is the first general rule for spelling? What are .the exceptions? RULE III. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable...consonant preceded by a single vowel double that consonant on receiving a termination beginning with a vowel. Thus blot, blotting, not bloting; allot, allotting,...
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The Normal Teacher, Volume 3

Education - 1880
...Spec'i-men. Par ' al-lel ' o-gram. 4. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double that consonant on receiving a termination beginning with a vowel. 5. Program. Na-sh-unal. READING. 1. William Cullen...
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Foundations of Success and Laws of Trade ...: A Complete Business Guide ...

Daniel R. Shafer - Business - 1881 - 715 pages
...boyish ; joy, joyful, joyless. Rule 5. 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, pin, pinned; grit, gritty; fret, fretted; to refer, referred ; to remit, remitted ; to defer, deferring....
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