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How to say that a word has many the same letters?

For example in the word "carrot" I should say:

  • two "R"s. or
  • two r letters.
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Words which do not usually have plurals sometimes have an apostrophe when a plural form is written.

It is a nice idea, but there are a lot of if's.

Apostrophes are used in the plurals of letters, and sometimes of numbers and abbreviations.

He writes b's instead of d's.

Michael Swan PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE 

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There is no particular name for them. Double letter word seems to be how they are referred to in scholarly texts.

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