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Verbs ending with “-ing” and “-ed”

Verbs that end in e”

Definition:

If the word ends with “e” and you would like to add “ed”, simply add a “d” to the end of the word.

If the word ends with “e” and you would like to add “-ing”, take off the “e” and just add “-ing”.

*Remember “-ing” represents continuous action.

Examples:

1. bounce – bounced – bouncing

2. change – changed – changing

3. fade – faded – fading

Verbs that end in “ie”

Definition:

FOR “ED” - If the word ends with “ie” and you would like to add “-ed” to make the word past tense, simply add a “d” to the end of the word.

FOR “ING” - If the word ends with “ie” and you would like to add an “-ing”, simply take off the “ie” and add a “y” and then the “ing”.
*Remember the “y” still has the “ie” sound.

Examples:

1. lie  – lied  – lying

2. tie – tied – tying  

3. die – died – dying 

Verbs that end in “y”

Definition:

If the last letter of the word is “y”, that “y” comes after a consonant, and you are ending the word with “-ing”, simply keep the “y” and add “-ing”. If you are adding an “-ed” to the end of the word, change the “y” to “i” and add “-ed”. (Look at example 1)

If a vowel is followed by a “y”, keep the “y” and simply add either the “-ing” or “-ed” form to the end of the word. (Look at example 2)

Example:

1. copy – copied - copying

2. employ – employed – employing

 

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