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I have read in this site in the chapter which talk about irregular verbs that the present participle of 'abide' is 'abiding' but I thought that when we had the following pettern: consonnant + vowel + consonant we must doubling the consonant.
Am I wrong?
Good afternoon teacher,
You stuck me. There is a rule but sometime like in French we can fall on an exception. Now, I am sure the way to know well all the English's grammar rules is maybe infinite. I have no choice I must learnt it by heart. Like we say in French why to make it easy when we can make it hard. Hope my own translation has a sense in English.
I am not a teacher.
The letter "y" is a bit tricky, because it is sometimes pronounced as a vowel ("tricky") and sometimes as a consonant ("yawn").
Have a nice day too. It's not that cold now, barely freezing. But it was even -20 centigrade this winter.