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 History of this Word

"ing" is from "ende" (belonging to) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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"-ing" is a type of suffix

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Meaning 1


A word ending that indicates continuing action or state of being. Created by people to indicate the way a verb is being used. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ing illustration It's raining here.
-ing illustration They have some very inexpensive and fun cooking classes on Saturdays.