The sound of a word will often give an idea of whether a single letter or a double is required, but it is quite possible for two words to sound alike and yet for one to be spelt with a single consonant and one with a double.
Why is there only one ‘b’ in habit but two in rabbit?
A committee should have as many members as possible (double ‘c’ and double ‘t’).
This information may come from thinking about the spellings of other words within the same word family: for example, if you can think of perennial and millennium as being members of the same word family as annual (they are all derived from a Latin word meaning ‘year’), you can be confident that these words will be spelt with a double ‘n’.In this post, he looks at the anomaly of double consonants in certain English words.The presence of doubled consonants in certain words can present a great challenge for students attempting to get to grips with English spelling.What useful phrases have you taught to your students to help them remember tricky spellings?
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I've NEVER seen it spelled hiccough and even found a couple examples from the BBC website of the hiccup spelling.