Correct spelling, explanation: in cases when a word ends with consonant-vowel-consonant we, in most cases, double the last consonant when adding -ing or -ed ending. This is why the correct gerund form of put is putting, not
Definition of putting:
verb, gerund of put, to set or place something somewhere
It’s very rainy today; putting on a raincoat is a good idea.
Please stop putting your feet on the table!
As she was putting her keys in his pocket, she remembered that she had left her wallet on the kitchen counter.
Before putting the groceries away in the kitchen, I made a list of what I needed to buy at the store.
Despite putting my phone on the charger, it still didn’t have enough power to last the whole night.
Idioms and expressions with putting:
Here are some of the most popular phrases with the word putting:
→ Putting on airs – to act in a pretentious or affected manner, as if one is superior to others,
I don’t like it when people put on airs – I just want to be treated like a normal person.
→ Putting one’s foot down – to be firm or decisive in making a decision or setting a boundary,
I’ve been too lenient with my kids lately, but I’m putting my foot down and setting some stricter rules.
→ Putting on a show – to perform or act in a way that is meant to be entertaining or impressive to others,
The magician was really putting on a show – he had the whole audience fooled with his tricks.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: verbs that end with the combination consonant-vowel-consonant double their last consonant in cases of adding -ed or -ing form to them. Some examples of this are: rob→ robbed, sit → sitting. The same applies to put, so the correct form here is putting and not
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there are exceptions to most rules. This seems like a good case puting (to place) instead of putting. weird? oops there’s one.
These explanations are great, easy to understand and easy to remember. I will never write puting again! Thanks a lot guys.
I’ve always heard that if you don’t get a response, you were correct. This was intended for sending letters to politicians but I think that it applies here also. Evolution vs Creation also teaches me that Smart people (scientists, etc.) aren’t always right, and that sometimes they follow rules that they learned in school that aren’t necessarily correct.
Another thought, you have multiple hits with different comments for the same thing. That’s a good way to hide peoples questions and comments if you don’t want a version to be followed. Great political maneuver, if that’s what you’re going for.
2nd thought: In your example, How come Robbed and Sitting sound the same whether you have a suffix behind them or not? You are changing the pronunciation of put to putt by adding ting to the end of the word. if you want to confuse people trying to learn the language, you couldn’t do a better job with these examples. Why wouldn’t Robe become Robbed?
That seems incorrect, to Putt is to hit a small ball toward a hole. So putting is the action of hitting the ball. When I’m placing something, as on a shelf, I will put it there or I am puting it there. I am not hitting it toward a hole. Puting would be the action of placing the thing and if I were to punctuate it, the double ‘T’ would change the pronunciation. Seems to me, a lot of our language has changed to caress the numb nuts and no minds that follow everything that they’ve ever learned, from a phone or a computer. They no longer talk to humans and therefore should not be used as the rule or the example.
Hmm it looks like that site skipped my first comment (it was extremely long) so I think I’ll submit it in the future.
High time to stop making that mistake time and time again.