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why does logged have 2 g's and cataloged have 1?

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  • blank
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
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    Believe you will find the linguistic origins of catalog to be catalogue.  As the latter already ends in "e" the proper past tense would be catalogued.  

    Over time catalogued became catalog out of convenience, but the rules for proper past tense did not follow.  Such is the mis-use (aka evolution) of language.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    its how they make it and healthier

    • Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      what does that even mean??

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To form the past tense, the final consonant is doubled after a short vowel when the accent or emphasis is on the final syllable, or if more than one consonant come together.

    LOGged [yes]

    CATaloged [no] 

    catalogued [not applicable since the word ends in e]

    PROfited [no]

    reMITted [yes]

    SPOTted [yes]

    unPLUGged [yes]

    conTENTed [no]

    • Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      nice. but i can't reselect best answer.
      still thanks for the info :)

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  • 1 month ago

    probable same reason refrigerator doesn't have a 'd' in it but fridge does.

    • Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      great!
      and why is that then?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Why is the plural of 'house' not 'hice' as the plural of 'mouse' is 'mice'?

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Why the thumbs down?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is probably because "log" is a smaller word than "catalog". "Swaged" has one "g" too.

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  • 1 month ago

    It is one of the frustrations of the English language: it has lots of "borrowed" words; thus spelling and pronunciation are irregular.

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    • firstname1 month agoReport

      I don’t understand your frustration the answer makes sense to me he is saying that words from different places means they won’t like follow the same rules

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