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    #1

    bingeing/binging

    Hi guys

    shall I say: I was bingeing on beers OR I was binging on beers

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi guys

    shall I say: I was bingeing on beers OR I was binging on beers

    Thank you
    The first; the e keeps the g soft. Compare

    singing - -ing form of sing
    singeing - -ing form of singe (=burn slightly)

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    #3

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Mind you, binging on beers could be a worthy addition to our lexis.

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    #4

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mind you, binging on beers could be a worthy addition to our lexis.
    Well, my dictionary says that both forms are possible.

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    #5

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Which dictionary would that be?

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    #6

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Which dictionary would that be?
    For example here: binge definition |Dictionary.com

    or here: Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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    #7

    Re: bingeing/binging

    Interesting thankyou, I am surprised.

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    #8

    Re: bingeing/binging

    I always thought binge was a noun.

    He is on a binge.

    He is on a weekend binger.

    They are on a beer-drinking binge.

    He is a binger.

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