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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
-ing Spelling Rules

 
 

Sentences showing "-ing" spelling rules

work + ing

Stefan is working in his office.

add "-ing"

study + ing

Joan is studying English in Victoria.

add "-ing"

ski + ing

Jitka goes skiing on the weekend.

add "-ing"

smile + ing

The new baby is smiling.

"e" dropped from the end of the verb, add "-ing"

bake + ing

Jacob is baking a cake today.

"e" dropped from the end of the verb, add "-ing"

get + ing

I am getting tired.

add a consonant to a one-syllable verb, add "-ing"

stop + ing The rain is stopping now. add a consonant to a one-syllable verb, add "-ing"
begin + ing It is beginning to rain. add a consonant to a two-syllable verb, add "-ing"
travel + ing I like travelling to foreign countries. add a consonant to a two-syllable verb, add "-ing"
develop + ing The photographer is developing his photographs. Add "-ing" to a word with three or more syllables that does not have stress on the final syllable. Do not add a consonant.