Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
- Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:05:06 +1100
- From: Daniel <dxmm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
In English, is there a rule for knowing when we need or not to duplicate
the last letter of a verb, when writing it in the present participle?
Begin => beginning
Know => knowing
Every now and then I miss them. And the rule for this, that I learned in
scholl, is: "if the last letter is consonant, duplicate it". But I found
many exceptions for that, so I basically know this rule as something
that does not work. When I need it to be correct and have some doubt, I
use a dictionary - but that is a pain to do, if for everything I write,
and also sometimes unfeasible.
Another "rule" of English spelling .... "i before e, except after c" ...
to which, apparently, there are over 900 exceptions!!
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