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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 Practical Grammar of the English Language: With Analysis of Sentences

Peter Bullions - English language - 1881 - 336 pages
...said; and day makes daily. RULE IV. GO. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant before an additional syllable beginning with a yowel; as, rob, robber ; admit, admittance, admitted....
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The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal ..., Volume 42

Education - 1893
...differ is accented on the first syllable. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant before an additional syllable beginning with a 222 22S vowel. But .r and A are never doubled. When...
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Heath's Graded Spelling Book: For Graded and Ungraded Schools

John Henry Haaren - Spellers - 1903 - 144 pages
...with a vowel ; as, hat, hatter, nod, nodded, stop, stopping, man, mannish. II. Words of more than one syllable which end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant before a suffix which begins with a vowel, provided they are accented on the last...
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Elements of Composition for Secondary Schools

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - English language - 1913 - 593 pages
...common exceptions to one or all of them are seize and field. \\ THE FINAL CONSONANT RULE Words ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double that consonant when adding a suffix beginning with a vowel. occur + r + ing = occurring control + 1 + ing = controlling...
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