500 Common Words: Sounds With N: in’ , -ing

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An “-ing” ending is used regularly in central, northern, and western areas. “Ing” is considered professional speech. Americans use “in” regularly (instead of -ing) if they live in the south–this ending is part of the southern dialect. People outside of the south may use “in” for informal speech, especially young people. In this case, a person may say “ing” sometimes and “in” at other times, depending on the situation.

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The Words

(in’ ending)

happenin’, plannin’, farmin’, startin’, standin’, laughin’, callin’, drawin’, fallin’, partin’, talkin’, walkin’, wantin’, watchin’, developin’, endin’, gettin’, helpin’, interestin’, buildin’.

(-ing ending)

happening, planning, farming, starting, standing, laughing, calling, drawing, falling, parting, talking, walking, wanting, watching, developing, ending, getting, helping, interesting, building.

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