English rule for doubling consonants in 2-syllable words with -ing?

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Examples are: occu-rr-ing or begi-nn-ing.

Is it as simple as so long as the stress falls on the 2nd syllable then the last letter of the word should be doubled when adding -ing to the end?
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    There is an additional condition. The preceding vowel should be single, as in begin or repel or rebut. Doubling doesn't occur after a two-letter vowel symbol, as in redeem or proclaim or reboot.
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