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1 Spelling Rules for the Present Progressive Tense

2 Some verbs just need ‘ing’ adding to them: read – reading stand – standing jump - ???????

3 If a verb ends in a silent ‘e’, drop the final ‘e’ and add ‘ing’ leave – leaving take – taking receive - ??????????

4 In a one syllable word, if the three last letters are consonant – vowel – consonant (cvc), double the last consonant before adding ‘ing’ sit – sitting run – running hop - ?????????

5 ….however, Do not double the consonant in words that end in w, x, or y! sew – sewing fix – fixing enjoy - ????????

6 In words of two or more syllables that end in a consonant-vowel-consonant combination, double the last consonant only if the last syllable is stressed. admit – admitting regret - ?????????

7 If a verb ends in ‘ie’, change the ‘ie’ to y before adding ‘ing’ die – dying tie - ????????

8 Here are your answers: jumping receiving hopping enjoying regretting tying

9 Now try these ones: drive hope smile dance joke shake choose come

10 Answers driving hoping smiling dancing joking shaking choosing coming

11 …and these begin hop swim run create write fill

12 Answers beginning hopping swimming running creating writing filling


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