Lesson 92: SPELLING: -ing FORMS

USUALLY

word + -ing

work - working

sleep - sleeping

BUT

IF WORD ENDS WITH CONSONANT + e (Lesson 90) do not write the e.

come - coming

decide - deciding

freeze - freezing

give - giving

have - having

hope - hoping

lose - losing

manage - managing

make - making

owe - owing

shine - shining

write - writing


IF WORD ENDS WITH ie, ie y + ing

die - dying

lie - lying

but note that ee and ue are regular:

agreeing, queueing


IF WORD ENDS WITH ONE VOWEL + ONE CONSONANT (Lesson 90) double the consonant.

cut - cutting

get - getting

prefer - preferring

put - putting

run - running

ship - shipping

stop - stopping

travel - travelling

win - winning


but do not double if the last part of the word does not have any stress (Lesson 90):

enter - entering

offer - offering

(travel is a special case);

and do not double if word ends with

two vowels + one consonant:

keep - keeping

meet - meeting

one vowel + two consonants:

walk - walking

help - helping

one vowel + x:

box - boxing

fix - fixing


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