Correct spelling, explanation: eating is the correct form because to create this form suffix -ing is added to a core word. Here the core word is eat. eat and -ing gives eating. There is no need to double t, since it is preceded but two vowels. Therefore
eatting is incorrect.
Definition of eating:
verb, gerund form of eat, to consume food
While she was eating lunch the phone rang.
Stop eating and listen to me!
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
eatting is a wrong spelling since we don’t double the t in eating. We only double the last consonant with suffixes in the case of consonant-vowel-consonant.
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