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-ing

EN[ɪŋ] [ɪn] [ən] [iːn] [iːŋ]
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  • -ing is a suffix used to make one of the inflected forms of English verbs. This verb form is used as a present participle, as a gerund, and sometimes as an independent noun or adjective.
  • What parallels the usages of present participles as adjectival or adverbial phrases is that past participles can also be used as adjectives or adverbs, but not as nouns.
FR -ing
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Inflectional suffixes
          • Noun-forming suffixes
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      Meaning of -ing for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "-ing" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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