Present Progressive Spelling Rules
When we don’t pronounce the last "e" of a verb (when it’s not strong), we drop it.
I am writing an e-mail right now. (the last letter “e” is silent)
when the last letter "e" is strong, we cannot drop it.
I am seeing my dentist today. ( see.....seeing)
When the verb has one-syllable and ends with c
onsonant + v
owel + c
onsonant (CVC rule), we double the last consonant and then add "ing".
the letters "w – x and y" are exceptions to this rule.
When the verb has two or more syllables and ends with consonant + vowel + consonant (CVC), we double the last consonant if the last syllable is stressed.
We change “ie” to “y” for the verbs ending in those letters.