Spelling - Eliminating 'e': Activity 3

Sort the examples into two groups

DROP 'E'
KEEP 'E'
hoe + -ing → hoeing
shoe + -ing → shoeing
canoe + -ing → canoeing
agree + -ing → agreeing
agree + -able → agreeable
see + -ing → seeing

Answers

They are KEEP 'E' examples, even though each suffix starts with a vowel. Why? What is happening in these examples?

Usually, though, the e is dropped when the base word ends in ue, e.g. arguing, rescuing.

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