Is there any rules regarding gerund that tell when to double the consonant of a word and when not to?
I'm a little bit confused regarding this matter. Based on this link there are words that can be spelled with or without double consonant. An example given was "traveling" and "travelling" which was discussed further here while there are words that are required to be doubled and words that are required not to have double consonants like beginning and opening. Or should I just follow this rule,
-If the base verb ends with consonant + stressed vowel + consonant, double the last letter. (This does not apply when the last syllable (thus last vowel) is not stressed.) but,
-If the base verb ends in vowel + consonant + e, omit the e.
and think that "travelling" is wrong (even though we knew that it is accepted in normative English).