Correct spelling, explanation: the word competing derives from the verb compete. Its structure is simple: it consists of a root (excluding the last vowel) and a suffix. The most important thing about this adjective is that it’s verbal, not denominal. You can’t write it down as
Definition of competing:
noun (gerund), being able to rival
I dream of competing in the Olympics.
My mother always criticized the competing between me and my brother.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
competiting is a misspelling. the word-formation basis of this non-existent adjective is the noun competition. Instead, it should be based on the verb compete. When you know that, you’ll be able to form a correct version: competing, which is not only an adjective but also a present participle.
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What about this spelling when it comes to British version of English?
Ohh it looks like your website ate my first post (it was super long) so I guess I’ll submit it another day.