The Present Participle and The Progressive Tenses



The Present Participle and The Progressive Tenses :



The Present Participle (ING form) is used to form the Present and Future Progressive tenses. Remember that the rules for the formation of the “ing" form are similar to those for forming the Past Tense.

They are abetting the criminal.
Sometimes the preceding consonant is doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed.

He is accessing the Internet through his provider.
Verbs that end in a consonant add the letters “ing.”

My wife is bidding on the vacation.
In words of a single syllable ending in a single consonant, the final consonant is doubled before the “ing.”

The melting snow is dripping from the trees.
The final consonant is doubled.

The clothes are drying on the line outside.
Verbs that end in a consonant add the letters “ing.”

We are exhibiting our paintings at the gallery next month. Verbs that end in a consonant add the letters “ing.”

The school is expelling the disruptive students.
The final consonant is doubled.

The flag is flapping in the wind.
The final consonant is doubled before the "ing.”

They are frying the fish in a pan.
Verbs that end in a consonant add the letters “ing.”

What are you gaping at?
Verbs that end in a silent vowel drop the vowel and add “ing.”

The little boy is grabbing his mother’s dress.
The final consonant is doubled.

Everyone is hugging one another.
The final consonant is doubled.

We are inputting the data right now.
Even thought the stress is not on the final syllable, this verb doubles the “t" based on the analogy with the verb “put.”

They are jamming our radio signal.
The final consonant is doubled.

Is anyone jogging with me this morning?
The final consonant is doubled.

I know that he is only kidding.
The final consonant is doubled.

You are always lagging behind the others.
The final consonant is doubled.

Once again you are moping around and doing nothing.
Verbs that end in a silent vowel drop the vowel and add “ing.”

The baby is napping in her crib.
The final consonant is doubled.

For the next round we are omitting the personal interview.
The final consonant is doubled.

They are panicking without any reason.
This is a special instance where “k” is inserted after the final “c” before adding “ing.”

We do not know who is plotting against us.
The final consonant is doubled.

Dad is putting out the garbage.
The final consonant is doubled.

We are all rallying to her side.
Verbs that end in a consonant add the letters “ing.”

The flood waters are receding for the moment.
Verbs that end in a silent vowel drop the vowel and add “ing.”

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