Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
- Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:18:07 +0100
- From: Poutnik <poutnik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
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