Correct spelling, explanation: the base verb for this form is write. When a verb ends with e we skip this vowel with adding -ing form. Therefore writing is a correct form, without double t needed. This is why
writting is a wrong spelling: we only double the last consonant when ending of the word is CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant), but here, the last letter is a vowel (e), which was omitted when we added -ing.
Definition of writing:
1. noun, action of a person who writes
Writing a blog is very important for me.
2. noun, something that has been written
The writings on that temple’s walls are about the patron gods of the place.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: doubling t in word writing is unnecessary because we only double the last consonant when the word ends with combination: consonant-vowel-consonant. Here the last letter, though, is a vowel e, which is skipped when we add -ing to a verb. This is why
writting is incorrect, and the correct form is writing.
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