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Can anyone tell me why the verbs MIX and FIX don īt double the consonant when you add -ING?
Thanks for your help.

13 Jun 2012      


You double the last consonant jus for 1 syllable verbs ending in C-V-C (consonant-Vowel-Consonant) except those ending in X or W....that īs the grammatical rule in simple words

13 Jun 2012     


Yes, and the pronunciation of mix and fix is:
/miks/ (the ending would be V C C)
/fiks/ (V C C)

13 Jun 2012     


Thank you very much for your help.  I supposed it was an exception!  You are really helpful!

13 Jun 2012     


Well, a simpler explanation is the "x" is never doubled ever. There is no mixxing, refixxing or relaxxing. It īs like the "w", you don īt double that either.   

14 Jun 2012