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Add -ing to Verbs 2

In this worksheet, students practise adding -ing to verbs with short vowel sounds.

'Add -ing to Verbs 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use -ing, -ed, -er and -est

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A verb is a doing word or an action word.

for example:

A cheetah runs very fast.


We can also say The cheetah is running very fast.

 

When we add the -ing ending to verbs with a short vowel sound just before the last letter we double the last letter.

clap    clapping

bet    betting

sit    sitting

shop    shopping

rub    rubbing

 

If the vowel sound is long then we don't double the last letter before adding -ing.

sleep    sleeping

shoot    shooting

 

We don't double the last letter if there are two consonants (letters that are not vowels) at the end of the word even if the vowel sound is short.

jump    jumping

think    thinking

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

win

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

plan

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

shut

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

forget

Add -ing to this verb. This time you need to decide whether to double the final letter or not.

 

spend

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

meet

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

bet

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

walk

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

swim

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

chat

  • Question 1

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

win

CORRECT ANSWER
winning
  • Question 2

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

plan

CORRECT ANSWER
planning
  • Question 3

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

shut

CORRECT ANSWER
shutting
  • Question 4

Add -ing to this verb. Remember to double the final letter!

 

forget

CORRECT ANSWER
forgetting
  • Question 5

Add -ing to this verb. This time you need to decide whether to double the final letter or not.

 

spend

CORRECT ANSWER
spending
EDDIE SAYS
The verb 'spend' has two consonants together at the end, so you don't need to double the 'd'.
  • Question 6

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

meet

CORRECT ANSWER
meeting
EDDIE SAYS
The vowel sound 'ee' is long so you don't need to double the 't'.
  • Question 7

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

bet

CORRECT ANSWER
betting
EDDIE SAYS
The 'e' in 'bet' is a short vowel sound and there is only one consonant at the end, so you need to double the 't'.
  • Question 8

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

walk

CORRECT ANSWER
walking
  • Question 9

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

swim

CORRECT ANSWER
swimming
  • Question 10

Add -ing to this verb. Think whether you need to double the final letter or not!

 

chat

CORRECT ANSWER
chatting
---- OR ----

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