How to correct Spelling Mistakes? – 7 English Spelling Rules for Present Continuous Tense (ing Verbs)

English students always make common spelling mistakes in English for ing verbs while forming present continuous tense as they understand that by simply adding ing to a verb that can make a continuous tense in English. In this English Grammar Lesson in Hindi you will learn 7 English spelling rules to avoid common mistakes in English spellings. 

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Spelling Rules

Most verbs are connected to Present continuous  tense by just adding ‘Ing’ to the base verb.

  • Eat – Eating 
  • Speak – Speaking 
  • Cook – Cooking 
  • Start Starting 

RULE 02 – Drop the ‘e’ at the end of the verb and add ‘ing’

  • Hope – Hoping
  • Ride – Riding
  • Make – Making
  • Write – Writing
  • Smile – Smiling
  • Bake – Baking

RULE 03 – Drop ‘ie’ at the end of the verb, add ‘y’ and ‘ing’

  • Die – Dying
  • Tie – Tying
  • Lie – Lying

RULE 04 – If the verb ends in ‘ee’ just add ‘ing’

  • Agree – Agreeing
  • Flee – Fleeing
  • See- Seeing

Rule 05 – For verbs ending in vowel consonant pair, double the consonant and add ‘ing’

  • Jog – Jogging
  • Sit – Sitting
  • Run – Running
  • Stop – Stopping

Rule 06 – For 2 syllable verbs ending in vowel consonant pair, and the stress is on the 1st syllable, just add ‘ing’

  • Answer -Answering
  • Offer –  Offering
  • Listen – Listening
  • Visit – Visiting 

Rule 06 – For 2 syllable verbs ending in vowel consonant pair, and the stress is on the 2nd syllable, double the consonant and add ‘ing’

  • Admit – Admitting
  • Prefer – Preferring
  • Begin – Beginning
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