How Do You Spell DUED?
The spelling of the word "dued" raises questions about the convention of using a single consonant vs. a doubled consonant in English orthography. The IPA phonetic transcription for "dued" is [djuːd], indicating that the "d" is voiced and the "u" is pronounced as a long "oo" sound. The presence of the "e" at the end of the word indicates that the "u" sound is spelled with a single "u." However, the correct spelling of the word is actually "due," which follows the convention of using a single consonant when the last syllable is stressed and ends in a vowel-consonant-e pattern.