Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Loving vs Lovin

    Hello! I need your help.
    Loving vs Lovin - What's the difference?
    Tks.

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,109
    #2

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    The first is an English word. The second isn't - though you might see lovin' in songs, etc. Note the apostrophe, which means the end has been left off.
    Similar answers apply to goin', comin', havin', etc. Know about it, but don't do it.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Dec 2014
    • Posts: 6
    #3

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    Yes. This sort of clipping is common in 'text speak' as well, this is fine in text...I suppose, but not in standard English please!

  2. probus's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,459
    #4

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    I am speaking about pronunciation rather than writing, as I suspect was the OP.

    In AmE ...in' as opposed to ...ing tends to correlate with poverty and lower socio-economic status. But I believe the reverse is true in BrE: speakers of the RP tend to prefer ...in' over ...ing.

    Of course I may be wrong about the BrE.
    Last edited by probus; 22-Feb-2015 at 04:47.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,925
    #5

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    I'm afraid that is nonsense about RP. When I was growing up, many people thought that omitting the final "g" from any word ending "-ing" was an indicator of a lack of education or even of stupidity. Some people still think that but I don't think the opinion is quite so prevalent. Having said that, at job interviews and at formal occasions, I always recommend pronouncing all words in full.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  4. probus's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,459
    #6

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    Apparently my information was out of date by about a century

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,937
    #7

    Re: Loving vs Lovin

    'Untin', shootin' and fishin' were once posh pronunciations, but a very long time ago, when the upper classes didn't care about the niceties of language, which they, apparently, left to the middle classes.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] Loving
    By Tina3 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2012, 13:42
  2. I am still loving you
    By basaksucan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2010, 18:10
  3. [Grammar] I'm lovin it
    By martinusadjie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Oct-2009, 08:38
  4. loving you
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2008, 00:00
  5. I'm lovin' it
    By bobek in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2003, 14:44

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •