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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which of the following is NOT spelled correctly?

What is the correct progressive form of "regret?"

What is the correct comparative form of "slim?"

Which of the following past tense words is spelled correctly?

Which of the following word lists has all of the words spelled correctly?


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117 Comments on “English Spelling – When to Double Consonants (“swimming” “stopped” etc.)”


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Thank you very much for all your lessons. Every one provides me something new in very easy and interesting way. It’s my first time I leave my reply anywhere in internet. Just because you deserve it.
Good luck!

Thursday, May 14th 2009

    It is the true AlexESLvid and RebeccaESL are most profeshinal teachers on ‘Net.

    Thursday, May 14th 2009

    This is excellent lesson that i learned. You are the best teacher that I met. Your teaching ways are simple, organize, and easy to understand.
    thanks very much

    Sunday, July 8th 2012

you have an angel smile. i like the way u teach us so much. take care. wait for more episodes from you. I’m from Vietnam. i go to your page by chance. by now, i often come back to watch your videos. they’re really useful. thanks

Wednesday, May 20th 2009

Hi,
when i attend the same class (not your) of Ms.Valen, unfortunately i culdn’t understand. but today i culd understand after listening yr class. in my opinion really i culd follow u. coze u r teaching us very slowly. so we,who r the beginners can follow u. really after listening yr class up to an extend can correct the spelling of the words. thank u sooo much

Friday, June 5th 2009

Is one of the most important lesson,is necessary to review all our students starting for myself!

Thank you Alex.

Thursday, July 2nd 2009

Thank you sir for your great efforts. Ilike all your lessons and we need more .

Tuesday, August 11th 2009

Professor Alex, you are great! Thank you so much for your lessons! I’ve always gotten confused with those doubled letters, and now it’s very clear to me! I’ve been studying english for many years, and I was never told about this rule nor about ordering adjectives (another great lesson!). Hope to hear more from you!

Friday, August 21st 2009

    Thank you for your compliments, daniela. Keep watching!

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

Hey, thanks for the lesson. I am about to take the TOEFL test, and this was a topic I was a little concerned about. Thanks again and keep up the good work!

Friday, August 21st 2009

i am now a fourth year college here in philippines and my language research is about spelling having double consonants and silent letters and my goal is to find out the frequently misspelled words of freshmen education students of our school and i’m so glad that thru this research i also learn about this thing which most of the students have no care of

Sunday, October 18th 2009

sorry Boss,

its very hard…..

Saturday, December 12th 2009

Very helpful. Thank you very much indeed.

Friday, December 25th 2009

Thanks! I’m a teacher and I’ve been struggling to simplify what seems like an overly-complicated idea. You managed it perfectly. I will point my students to EngVid.com for review after class.

Monday, March 22nd 2010

Great Alex.

Tuesday, March 30th 2010

Thanks teacher, my english will be best with your help, but I have a doubt, is in the five question, the Ring word if follow the single syllable CVC rule, it must spell ringging, true? pleasse helpme is the one ask I wrong.

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

I am grateful to Alex.I like how you say words,very clearly.I am from Lithuania.

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

HI
ALEX
WITH THIS LESSON YOU HIT TOP, IT WAS AND CONTINUED TO BE THE BEST, …
THANK YOU; AND KEEP LIKE THAT, GOOOOOOOD.
JOSE

Saturday, May 22nd 2010

Thank you so much for your videos.i really enjoy and i learn a lot of things in english.i also recommend this website to all my friends.It is really helpful to all of us specially immigrants here.Im taking ESL lesson to the school ,now that i found your this website.i gonna spent more time learning from u guys.thanks a lot…more power..and please continue and keep up your good works…

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

Thank you very much for the lesson it is quite handy.

Monday, June 7th 2010

Thanx, this is the first time I konw when to double consonants.

Sunday, June 20th 2010

Hey Alex you are wonderful teacher.
I am from Bulgaria but if all video lessons has a subtitles will be good – just idea :)
email – jakomen@abv.bg

Wednesday, August 18th 2010

Alex, thanks to your lesson, I can distinguish how to put double on this word. Your dedication helps people who are learning English very much. I hope you continue bringing these lessons to us. Many thanks to you

Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Until now I couldn’t understand clearly. So I have memorized the words pattern. But now I see. Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Thank you for your lessons. It is easier to remember with cvc rule. Your lesson with ordering adjectives is also good.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Hello Alex how’re you?and hello everyone so when i can see your great lesson with CONVERSATION thanks you alot i’m weiting bye bye

Thursday, November 11th 2010

can we have class on commonly made speelling error

Sunday, November 14th 2010

It’s irresistible…

Sunday, December 5th 2010

    hi

    Thursday, March 24th 2011

Thank you

Friday, December 17th 2010

think you i have a main problem in grammer.plz help me. bye bye

Sunday, December 19th 2010

hello alex how r u. alex you are wounderful teacher. i watch this vidio & learn so many thing. so think very much.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

Hard lesson :(
need 2 2.practice more
thank you

Sunday, December 26th 2010

I am positevly surprised as for every thing there is its own rule to explain it rationally.
I mean, very often I write or say something in a way and later, I discover there is a rule suitable for it. Magic!

Thursday, December 30th 2010

i hop to learn english so fast cause a want to change my job im living in mexico but i just watch some videos to learn all about please help me !!!! can you understand what im tryin to say..?

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

    Hi alejandro,

    Yes, I can understand you. Search our site to find more useful lessons for you!

    Tuesday, January 11th 2011

thank you very much sir and i hope you will keep continue

Monday, February 7th 2011

what a wonderful instructor you are Mr.Alex
Thanks

Thursday, February 10th 2011

I am from pakistan ,I wish to congratulate you for your worderful and impressive style of teaching.One can easly and effortlessly understand your english words .Good bye alax.

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

thank you alex

Friday, April 8th 2011

Thank you sir for your help.
Thanks Engvid.com that has provided us the most intelligent teachers in the world I can claim.
Alex sir I look forward to your very important points (like you have discussed), by the way it was so important sir thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks.

Thursday, April 28th 2011

    Thank YOU.

    Saturday, April 30th 2011

Hey! prfessor Alex, I need to tell you something. “You rock” ! =)

Thursday, April 28th 2011

this a great lesson because before this lesson i hv lots of misconsaption, well if anyone of u want to practice to improve ur speaking and mine too, you can voice chat with me,i have skype id babar_haider

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

I just want to thank you for helping us with these wonderful lessons. God bless you all

Monday, May 16th 2011

THAT WAS VERY NICE THANKS

Monday, May 23rd 2011

I AM HAVING A PROBLEM TO OPEN THE QUIZ PARTE ON ANY LESSON. ANY ADVISE WILL BE HELPFULL.
THANKS

Monday, May 23rd 2011

Thank you Alex for your lessons!!!

Monday, May 30th 2011

Why exiting is wrong in first question?

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thanks Alex for your interesting lesson. It is easy to understand and apply to living.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

hi alex, i like your way. l didn’t understant stress rule. could you explain it more clearly one more time? take care bye

Thursday, June 9th 2011

Hi.. Alex thanks a lot..
Please explain for us about the added the less, un ,in, to the word to make sence (without) when we chose these words and how we chose them. For example Uncorrect incorrect or correctless how we must know .if ithere is rule we dont know Thanks

Saturday, June 11th 2011

Hello Alex,

Why do you use ‘is’ instead of ‘does’ to form your question at 1:10?
Great video though. Looking forward to your answer.

Max from Munich

Sunday, July 10th 2011

hello alex, thanks a lot mate for the lesson, take care

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

Hi Alex thank you so much for your time and effort. I been watching your videos for a week or so and I have learned a lot. This website is awesome! God bless you all!

Monday, August 29th 2011

This is the most difficult lesson of all lessons on Engvid!!!

Monday, September 12th 2011

100%
I adore your lessons very much!)Easily and clearly))

Saturday, September 24th 2011

thanx alex keep upn with such kind of lessons.for me these lessons are very helpful may god guide you on right path

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Thank you very much, i enjoy listening your lessons and your method

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

thank you for your lesson.

Monday, October 24th 2011

thank you

Saturday, October 29th 2011

thanks/ its wonderful.

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Well,this is a hard one for me.Thank you for this lesson.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

you know what when my teacher though us this i was so so confused but now i get it well thank you so much man you are the best you teach my teacher hahha :)

Thursday, December 29th 2011

great .Imlooking forward to your next lessons.

Sunday, January 15th 2012

yes, Professor Mr ALEX , CAN U EXPLAIN ABOU , tenses, PLS , how many tenses?

thax somuch

Sunday, January 15th 2012

Great lesson, Alex. This is difficult to find in books. It’s a great job you all do, guys!

Friday, January 20th 2012

Thank you for this lesson!!!!!

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Hi Mr. Alex
I have a question. How do I know that Stress Rule is on the first syllable or in the second syllable?

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Dear Alex.
Thank you very much for this lesson!!
It is wonderfull:)

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Great lesson Mr Alex ,I like your lessons . I find it very interesting and useful ..
i have one N.B sir ,
CVC stands for Chronic Venous Congestion .,,, hh just kidding .
keep it up ( Great Teacher) and Thanks a lot for helping us .

Sunday, February 12th 2012

how about ” appalled , cruelled, duelled , refuelled …” they end with “l” , so will we double “l” in all cases ?

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Hi – just watched your doubling consonant video (thank you!!). What about the word row? It is one syllable and the last 3 letters are CVC, but it is rowing not rowwing…?

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

    Of course The final letter of the word “row” mustn’t be doubled because it’s not a matter of letters but sounds i.e. the word row as you can notice ends with a diphthong /əʊ/, so why to double the letter “w” then? I hope I could help you

    Thursday, October 10th 2013

professor Alex
thank you so much and God bless you all!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

very useful!!

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

You are my best teacher.Waiting for your new videos…

Friday, April 13th 2012

Dear teacher Alex.
You are really good!
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Dear Alex,ı m an english teacher in Turkey,and I’m also watching your videos to develop my teaching skills.Thank you so much for these videos.

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Thanks alot mr Alex actually you’re help us

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

i like the way you teach us…
thank you so much….

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Thanks teacher. You are very nice !

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thank you! Your lessons are really nice and clear. I am improving my English watching your videos.

Monday, July 2nd 2012

The doubling rule applies for words ending in one short vowel + one consonant, so “exited” is an exception.

Sunday, July 29th 2012

what a great lesson ! Thank you very much teacher.
btw, what about the words having more than two syllables? Are there any rules for them?

Saturday, August 4th 2012

man the quiz was easy but i know what i did wrong thanks how do i take a different quiz this make learning to another leve for me

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Hi, Alex. your lesson is great. making me to understand them clearly.
Thank you very much.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Excellent! Great! Thank you.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Thanks not bad

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

I am afraid I misheard the exception regarding words like equip. Could anyone please explain it to me? As far as I am looking at the word, the end of it consists of vowel, vowel, consonant. I think there are more exceptions not mentioned :(

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Thank you Alex. It is an excellent lesson for doubling consenant. I am always have a problem with doulbing words. Thank you again

Friday, November 2nd 2012

so clear, thanks a lot sir Alex.

Friday, January 11th 2013

Thank you, I really learned a lot from this video, I also have problems with syllables, I would be happy if you work on it:)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

thank you very much for your english lesson. i dont understand why in the questin n° 5 you have put the answer n° 2 . i think that “ring” can be “ringging”?

Friday, January 18th 2013

Very clear explanation…thanks a million

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi,
Good evening, my name is Ethan, I’am 7 years old and I just took your test after my dad was helping me with my home work and I’am proud to say I got a score 80/4 out of 5. My dad said I’am very knowledge and must be paying attention in class, I told him of course. Thank you for your web site.
Have a good day
Ethan

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thank’s for the lesson. It is very useful for me!!! I didn’t know the thing before, despite of lerning English for 6 years.

Saturday, March 30th 2013

Hi Mr.Alex.I just want say thank you very much.This lesson is very helpful.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thanks so much for your wonderful lesson.

Friday, June 7th 2013

Hello all,

Everytime I watch one of these lessons I became more and more addicted to this website.
Thank you all,

Friday, August 9th 2013

Hello Alex,

I have been studying your lessons and I wonder if you can help me with this question:
Is there any rule or explanation for some english words have double consonants in cases on which the comparative, superlative, past or progressive rules aren’t aplicable, such as the words “grammar” or “announcement” ?
All the best,
João

Saturday, August 10th 2013

Thank you Alex for your lessons it was clear
God bless you

Thursday, August 29th 2013

Hi Alex, I make Daniela words’ mine. I’m studying English for so long and for the first time I understood about doubling consonants. My question is; why teachers don’t explain it as clearly as you do, why why ????? Anyway, thank you sooooooooo very much. You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 14th 2013

5 out of 5 , great lesson !

Friday, November 29th 2013

4/5 80%

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks for the great lesson.
are there more exceptions to these rules?
as for ADVISE, it is 2 syl word with stress at end, but it would be ADVISED, ADVISING?!

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

    I think in this case we have open syllable: “VISE”, and because of it we don’t need to double consonat “S”. Otherwise the pronanciation of syllable “VISE” would be changed.

    Saturday, December 28th 2013

In other words we need to double consonants in order to keep pronanciation of the syllable. Am I right? bite – bitting; bit – bitting.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

    Excuse me. I wanted to say: bite – biting, bit – bitting.

    Saturday, December 28th 2013

      For the same reason we must double consonats in the words “Quit” and “Equip”. Is it correct?

      Sunday, December 29th 2013

Great lesson, thannk you!

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

Great lesson, thank you!

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

May I ask a question? According to the ‘cvc’ rule, should the progressive form of ‘ring’ be ringging?

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thanks!

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

It’s an interesting exercises to test our knowledge.simply superb.

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

not clear ????

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.
I got 100%.
I’m really clear now.

Friday, March 14th 2014
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