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Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?




Dne 08/12/2017 v 00:33 Balaco napsal(a):
> 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.

Perhaps not written, but sounding consonant, similarly as for a/an.


-- 
Poutnik


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