Changing the ending to ing
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Changing the ending to ing

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This 'Changing the ending to ing' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on how to spell words when adding this suffix.

These spellings are all on words that end with ‘ing’. Can you spell the missing words?

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1.
Will you do some ____, ____ and ____?
riding, runing and swimming
riding, running and swiming
ridding, running and swimming
riding, running and swimming
If you do all these sports in one go, it's called a triathlon.
2.
Will you stop ____ what I say?
coppeying
copying
kopying
koppying
Sometimes, all you need to do is just add 'ing' onto the end of the word.
3.
We are going ____.
hikeing
hicking
hickin
hiking
Sometimes, if a word ends with an 'e' you need to delete the 'e' and replace it with 'ing'.
4.
She put some delicious ____ on the cake.
iceing
icceing
iccing
icing
The word icing is a noun and a verb. Icing is the food you put on cakes but it is also something you do - you 'ice' a cake.
5.
Are you ____ round for dinner?
coming
comeing
comming
commeing
Because the word 'come' ends in an 'e' we have to delete it then add 'ing'.
6.
I was ____ to see if you wanted to play.
kalling
kaling
calling
caling
You can either 'call someone' by phone or 'call on someone' by knocking on their door!
7.
He keeps ____ away from me.
running
runing
wunning
wrunning
Often, if the word has a short vowel sound, like the word run - then you double the end letter and then add 'ing'.
8.
You should stop ____ rubbish on the floor.
droping
dropeing
dropping
dwopping
Another term for this is littering.
9.
She was ____ the horse on the nose.
pating
pattting
patting
patin
Another word for a horse's nose is muzzle.
10.
He kept ____ his bat with a mallet.
hittin
hitting
hiteing
hitteng
Hitting the bat with a mallet is called knocking it in - this is where you compress the wood so that it doesn't break.
Author:  Finola Waller

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