- To recognise the suffix –ing.
- To add the suffix –ing correctly to different stem words.
The suffix ‘-ing’ is used to change verbs to the present tense. There are three different ways to add ‘-ing’ to words. The first one is very simple. In words such as jump, walk or play we simply add ‘-ing’ to the end. In other words such as hop or tap we need to double the final consonant before adding ‘-ing’, i.e. hopping and tapping. Words that end in –e must have the final –e removed before adding ‘-ing’, i.e. love becomes loving and care becomes caring.
At this stage we will only be focusing on adding –ing to words that do not need any alterations.