ING FORM - Spelling rules
Here are the spelling rules:
1. For most verbs, add ing.
for example: go -> going, say->saying, fly->flying
2. If the verb ends in e, drop the e and add ing.
for example: come->coming
3. If the verb ends in ie, change ie to y and add ing.
for example: lie -> lying
4. For 1 syllable words that end with a consonant-vowel-consonant, double the final letter
before adding ing.
for example: stop-> stopping run->running
Note: This does not apply to verbs ending in x or y. eg faxing/paying.
5. For 2 syllable words where the stress is on the 2nd syllable and which end with a
consonant-vowel-consonant, double the final letter before adding ing.
for example: forget-forgetting
6. There are exceptions! When the verb ends in 'l', double the 'l' even if the stress is on the first
for example: model->modelling, travel->travelling.
Note: This is not true in US English: traveling.
Which one is right?
chooseing-choosing deciding-decideing climbing-climbbing appearing-appearring
forgeting-forgetting paying-paing swiming-swimming studing-studying
geting-getting cutting-cuting tieing-tying useing-using
hateing-hating hoping-hopping hearing-hearring starting-startting
signaling-signalling waiting-waitting pretendding- pretending gainning-gaining
drying-drieing surfing-surffing writeing-writing lieing-lying