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Adding endings to words that end in a double l


You need to drop the final l from words that end with a double l before adding endings that begin with a consonant (e.g.
-ment, -ful, and -ly):
install instalment
skill skilful
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chill chilly

The ending -ness is an exception to this rule:


small smallness
ill illness

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