Why does "edited" have one "t" and and "emitted" has two? "Edit" and "emit" are so similar in spelling and pronunciation. I keep wanting to type "editted" for some reason.

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    When you figure that out, maybe you can do clarinetist/clarinettist for us.
    – GEdgar
    Apr 30, 2015 at 16:47

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It depends on where the stress is. If the stress is on the final syllable, the consonant will usually be doubled.


Because the stress is different. Emit is stressed on the second syllable, edit on the first.

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