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    "Grin > Grinning" <--two "Ns"? why is that? how do you know it is not "grining"?
    "Shine > Shining" <--one "N"? why is that? how do you know it is not "shinning"?

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    "Grin > Grinning" <--two "Ns"? why is that? how do you know it is not "grining"?
    "Shine > Shining" <--one "N"? why is that? how do you know it is not "shinning"?
    If the consonant after the first vowel is not doubled, we have an "open vowel" and the mispelled "grining" would be pronounced [gry-ning] (like "fry"), which is not correct. Likewise, the mispelled "shinning" would be pronounced [shea-ning] instead of [shy-ning].

    FRC

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    Re: spelling

    Hi,

    There are rules:

    When the verb ends with 1 vowel and 1 consonant you double the last letter and then add -ing; grin-grinning. When the verb ends with 'e', you take the 'e' away and add '-ing'; shine-shining.

    Iza





    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "Grin > Grinning" <--two "Ns"? why is that? how do you know it is not "grining"?
    "Shine > Shining" <--one "N"? why is that? how do you know it is not "shinning"?

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    "Travelling" <--incorrect? Why is this incorrect? why doesn't the rule apply to this word?
    "Traveling" <--correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "Travelling" <--incorrect? Why is this incorrect? why doesn't the rule apply to this word?
    "Traveling" <--correct?
    Dialect difference:

    US traveling; elsewhere travelling

    All the best, :D

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    He is killed.
    He is kill. <--incorrect

    This is correct. <--why is this correct? Isn't this a "to-be" sentence?
    This is corrected. <--correct?
    What's the difference in meaning between the two above?

    Children. <--correct
    Childrens. <--incorrect? why? How do I make it plural?

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    This is correct => this is not wrong.
    This is corrected => someone has made a correction, so that it's not wrong anymore.
    'Children' is already the plural form of 'child', so you cannot make the pural form of a plural form ;)

    FRC

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    1. He is killed. (Not OK; killed means, no longer in existence, dead, so 'is', meaning, 'existence', doesn't work with 'killed').

    2. He is kill. (Not OK; there are two main verbs).

    3. He was killed. (OK)
    4. He killed someone. (OK)
    5. He killed. (OK; idiomatic. It means, he did well)

    6. This is correct. (OK; Subject + Verb + Adjective)
    7. This is corrected. (Not OK; 'corrected' doesn't work as a nominal participle).

    8. This has been corrected. (OK; verbal participle)
    9. This was corrected. (OK; verbal participle)

    10. Irregular plurals don't take -s:

    child (singular), children (plural);
    person (singular), people (plural);
    sheep (singular), sheep (plural),
    foot (singular), feet (plural)
    and so on.

    All the best, :D

  9. #9
    Are you sure that "it is corrected" is not ok?
    This bug will cost us a fortune if it is not corrected.
    The defect is corrected in the latest version.
    The small bias is corrected using Jalevsky algorithm.

    FRC

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    Thanks.

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