Have you ever wondered why some words have double letters and some words don’t? If you want to change plan to the past tense, you need to double the N–planned. If you just added the ed, it would be planed. The same rule is applied to the past tense of stop–stopped. However, if the word is stoop, then you just add the ed–stooped. Pronunciation is one of the major reasons why some words have double letters and some do not.
Is a winer, someone who wines? According to the Urban Dictionary, it is
” (o)ne who whines and dines; typically drinking cheap red wine out of a bag-in-box” I would have thought that would be whiner. Which one is actually the winner?
Assume is the classic ass u (and) me. With that acronym, It is easy to remember that assume has a double S.
What about unnecessary–two N‘s and two S’s? Are both double letters really necessary or needed (which has two ED‘s).
Mississippi–Tennessee. States with multiple redundant letters. I had a friend from Tennessee who shared a cheer with me–T, E, Double N, E, Double S, Double E–Tennessee! Learning that cheer meant I could always spell at least that state correctly.
If you double letters, you will find several results.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It’s quick and easy. Heartspring commented on the list double–letter-words. Double letters lost in the crypt.
Some people have contests on words where the first letters are doubled like aardvark and llama or the second letters are doubled like look and beet, or the third letters are doubled like letter and ladder. You get the idea….
Which double letter words do you find the most troublesome? Have you ever doubled a letter and found that was a word where the letter did not need to be doubled? Join in the conversation and share you favorite or least favorite double trouble-double letter word.