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Lesson 4

Adding -ed and -ing

Spelling Focus: Here are four things to remember when adding -ed and -ing:

  • Some base words are not changed: happen, happened, happening
  • In words that end with consonant-e, the e is dropped: dance, danced, dancing
  • In words that end in y, the y is changed to i when adding -ed, but kept when adding -ing: study, studied, studying
  • In one-syllable words that end with consonant-vowel-consonant, the final consonant is doubled: stop, stopped, stopping
  1. happened *
  2. happening
  3. opened *
  4. opening
  5. danced
  6. dancing
  7. studied
  8. studying
  9. stopped
  10. stopping
  11. chased
  12. chasing
  13. worried
  14. worrying
  15. dried
  16. drying
  17. robbed
  18. robbing
  19. slipped
  20. slipping

*indicates words that are most commonly misspelled by fourth graders in their writing.