Summary: A look at the spelling rules for verbs that end with the letter 'e'.
By: Richard Flynn |Audience: All|Category: Spelling
If the base form ends in a silent -e, drop the -e before adding -ing and -ed inflections:
For one-syllable verbs ending in -ye, -oe, or -nge, keep the -e before -ing, but drop it before -ed
- dye -- dyeing/dyed
- hoe -- hoeing/hoed
- singe -- singeing/singed
If the base form ends in -ie or -ee, just add -d to make the past tense or past participle.