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Vowel suffix ‘ing’
These words change tense by adding ‘ing’ to a verb (doing word).
Vowels are the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, all other letters are consonants.
Vowels can make a short sound (‘a’ as in ‘tap’) or a long sound (‘a’ as in ‘tape’).
A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
Verbs are ‘doing’ words or actions (run, skip, jump, shout etc).
Syllables are the beats in a word: ‘do’ (1 beat), ‘do-ing’ (2 beats), ‘un-do-ing’ (3 beats).
Multi-syllabic words with a short vowel followed by two or more consonants: just add ‘ing’.
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Multi-syllabic words with a short vowel followed by a final consonant: double the final letter.
If the final syllable is unstressed the final consonant is not doubled.