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    Abiding or abidding ?

    Hi,

    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?

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    Re: Abiding or abidding ?

    Other words which end with 'ide' :

    ride - riding
    chide - chiding
    pride - priding

    The consonant is doubled when there is no 'e' at the end:

    rid - ridding
    bid - bidding
    bed - bedding

    Rather than remembering the rules, I think it is easier to think of how other similar words are spelt.

    not a teacher

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