Showing posts with label gerunds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gerunds. Show all posts

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Spelling for Continuous Tenses and Gerunds

In continuous tenses and gerunds, we mostly add -ing to the main verb but there are some exceptions to study.

When the verb ends in letter E, we drop it and then we add -ing. For example, write – writing. But the -ing form of the verb “see” is spelled S E E I N G.

For verbs ending in consonant plus accented vowel plus consonant, we double the last consonant before adding -ing, such as in swim – swimming.

In traditional British English, verbs ending in letter L, double that letter before writing -ing. Travel – travelling.

Verbs ending in -IE, drop the -IE and take letter Y plus -ing. Example: Lie – lying.

Have you studied these rules? Do you understand how grammar works? Then, move on to prove what you know in this exercise. There are four groups, you have to put the verbs in the correct group depending on their spelling when we add the -ing suffix. If your answer is wrong, the game itself will tell you. What are you waiting for? Start now!