This list of hard spelling words features many words in which
there is confusion about doubling consonants when adding word endings.
So don't cry out of frustration over these difficult words! Instead, learn more about spelling these words correctly, with our free Step by Step spelling lesson on doubling final consonants when adding suffixes.
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Step-by-Step Lesson - This lesson methodically teaches when to double, and when not to double, the final consonant when adding suffixes.
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