double letter in present continuous
dear there are some verbs like come witch don't double the consonant in the present continuous
other double like sit sitting
what is the rule
Re: double letter in present continuous
********** NOT a teacher **********
Originally Posted by light86
(1) I think that most of us native speakers do not know the rule.
(2) We learn how to spell by reading and writing a lot.
(3) I respectfully suggest that the more you read, the more you
will understand this problem.
(4) I found the rule in a book that used to be read by many high
(5) ***** COME *****
(a) come ends in a silent e (you do not make the e sound).
(b) So drop the e.
(c) add -ing.
(d) coming/ writing/ using/ losing/ guiding/hoping.
(Careful: there are some exceptions. But this rule usually works.)
(6) ***** SIT *****
(a) sit is one syllable (one sound).
(b) sit ends in a consonant. (You know that a consonant is usually any
letter except a, e, i, o, u.)
(c) there is only one vowel (a, e, i, o, u) in front of the consonant
that ends the word.
(d) if you add -ing, then you double the consonant that ends the word.
This rule is really difficult, isn't it!!!
sit is a one-syllable word.
sit ends with one consonant (t)
there is one vowel (i) in front of the t.
so we double: sitting.
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