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    Default Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    I would apprciate to know if the "e" in "sue" is a hard (stressed) or soft "e" and what there is the present participle of the verb "To sue"

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    Default Re: Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    Quote Originally Posted by J-P Allard View Post
    I would apprciate to know if the "e" in "sue" is a hard (stressed) or soft "e" and what there is the present participle of the verb "To sue"
    The "e" is silent, the present participle is "sues".

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    Default Re: Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    Quote Originally Posted by J-P Allard View Post
    I would apprciate to know if the "e" in "sue" is a hard (stressed) or soft "e" and what there is the present participle of the verb "To sue"
    pres. part is "suing"

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    Default Re: Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    pres. part is "suing"
    yes
    The man suing him is his brother.

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    Default Re: Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    Thank you very much,
    The grammar rule is in the case of "to sue" the "e" being silent, we then consider it like a verb such as "to believe" whereby the "e" is silent (mute) we delete the "e" and add "ing" for the present participle getting "believing".
    It is the same rule with "sue" where 'e' is soft (mute) then su + ing = suing.
    Thanks for the quick answer. I needed that info for two of my students to whom I said I would get the answer to this (sue + ing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-P Allard View Post
    Thank you very much,
    The spelling rule is in the case of "to sue" the "e" being silent, we then consider it like a verb such as "to believe" whereby the "e" is silent (mute) we delete the "e" and add "ing" for the present participle getting "believing".
    It is the same rule with "sue" where 'e' is soft (mute) then su + ing = suing. Yes. Of course you can only drop the "e" if it is silent; otherwise the pronunciation would change. (right now I can't think of an exception to this rule)

    On the other hand, verbs like 'be' and 'see' represent the opposite situation; the "e" is pronounced and is kept when adding "ing".

    Thanks for the quick answer. I needed that info for two of my students to whom I said I would get the answer to this (sue + ing).
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    Default Re: Present participle of the veb "to sue"

    Of course it's suing sorry, sometimes I think I am too old.

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