Correct spelling, explanation: the word committing is a present participle/gerund of the infinitive to commit. It originates from the Latin committere (join, entrust). As you can see, the verb is spelled with the double -m, so its present participle/gerund must be spelled with the double -m as well. Besides that, the consonant -t has to be doubled according to this rule: when there is a single vowel before the last consonant in a word, we need to double that consonant. Therefore, the only correct form is committing, not
Definition of committing:
1. noun, doing something illegal or something considered wrong
2. verb (the present participle), promising or giving one’s loyalty
My brother was committing a horrendous crime when I entered the room.
I had trouble committing myself to the relationship.
Collocations with committing:
Some most commonly used collocations include: committing yourself, committing something to memory, committing something to paper, and committing suicide.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: when spelling this word, you can’t forget to double two consonants: -m and -t. The letter -m must be doubled because of this verb/noun basis – to commit – and the letter -t – because of the popular rule, according to which the last consonant in a word must be doubled if there is a single vowel before it. That is the reason why the right form is committing, not
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