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    Rules for forming -ing

    Just want to know rules of forming the present participle -ing, especially for those with repeating ending consonants and ending -y consonants, like cutting for cut, getting for get, but how about rememberring for remember, or payying for pay? Please help.

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    Re: Rules for forming -ing

    With -ing, the letter 'y' doesn't change:
    (The rule about the change is in the third person and past, where the 'y' changes to 'i' after a consonant)
    The last letter of a one-syllable word with one vowel and ending in in a single consonant doubles.

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