Incorrect spelling, explanation:
occuring is incorrect because r should be doubled. Doubling the last consonant in a word is happening when adding a suffix to the word which ends with consonant-vowel-consonant situation. This rule points to occurring as the correct form.
Correct spelling, explanation: this form is the correct one because the base verb occur ends with a combination of consonant-vowel-consonant. In case of such combination we double the last consonant when adding any suffix; in this case -ing. This is why occurring is correct and
occuring is incorrect.
Definition of occurring:
verb, being present; happening
Nocturnal animals are the ones occurring at night.
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