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Spelling words by adding -ing English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson spelling words by adding –ing?

During this lesson you will learn how to add –ing onto the end of words. At the end of the lesson is an exercise to practise using the correct spelling using –ing.

A quick reminder what vowel and consonants are

Vowels = a, e,  i, o, u.

Consonants = b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z.

                                                    End of the verb            -ing form                                                                     

Rule1: -

A consonant + -e




   Delete the –e and add –ing




Rule2: -

One vowel + one consonant





   Double the consonant and add – ing




   Crying (w, x, and y MUST NOT BE DOUBLED)

Rule3: -

two vowel + one consonant




   add – ing DO NOT Double the consonant




Rule4: -

Two consonant



   add – ing DO NOT Double the consonant




Letters that you should not double

There are a few exceptions to rule 2, the letters w, x, and y MUST NOT BE DOUBLED

Examples of words not to double

Snow = snowing

 Fix = fixing

 Say = saying

Exercise: - practising to spell using –ing

What is the exercise practising to spell using –ing about?

Below is a list of twenty words using the four rules you have learnt write the correct forms of –ing on a piece of paper.

Write the -ing forms for the following words.

1. Dream =

6. Hit =

11. Shine =

16. Pay =

2. Cry =

7. Hurt =

12. Win =

17. Study =

3. Look =

8. Clap =

13. Join =

18. Get =

4. Take =

9. Keep =

14. Sign =

19. Wait =

5. Bite =

10. Camp =

15. Fly =

20, write =

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