Over time

To talk about something that occur over a period of time, we can add ing to the verb. In standard English, this be usually called the present participle, even though the period can also be in the past or the future. In Intish, this can be called the continuous participle.

• Most verbs simply add ing:

standing, going, talking, sleeping, doing, growing, picking, telling, saying, interesting, walking, teaching, wondering, working, drawing, looking, building

• If the verb end in a single consonant (other than x) that follow a single stressed vowel, that consonant be doubled and ing be added:

sitting, relaxing

• If the verb end in ie, the ie change to y and ing be added:


• If the verb end in e after a consonant or u, the e be dropped and ing be added:

coming, amazing, waking, smiling, moving, continuing

(In standard English, there be a few exceptions, but none of them apply to verbs among the most common words).


This page beed updated in 2018 Feb 20.