Correct spelling, explanation: permitting comes from the base form permit, which has its origin in the Latin form permittere. It combines two other Latin words, which are per and mittere. The former means through while the latter means to send or let go. Permitting entered English in the times of the Middle Ages and it meant handing over. Today, permitting is either the present participle form of the verb permit, but it also functions as a noun or as an adjective.
Definition of permitting:
1. adjective – used when we want to show that something depends on a given condition,
Weather permitting, the cycling race will take place next Saturday.
2. noun – allowing something to happen,
Permitting corporal punishment at school was nothing more but a sign of weakness.
Phrases with permitting:
A few common phrases with permitting include: weather permitting (if the weather allows), permitting access, and permitting the use.
Weather permitting, we will organize the picnic and some attractions for kids on Friday.
Permitting access to education for all kids, no matter what their parents’ income is, should be our priority.
Permitting the use of alcohol at a business meeting with a new client wasn’t a good decision as some people drank too much, which didn’t look good.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the base form of permitting, which is permit, features a single -t letter. However, the rule says that when we add the -ing letter to a verb that ends with a vowel and a consonant, we need to double that consonant. Nevertheless, English users tend to forget about it and they spell permitting as
permiting, which is wrong.
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