Correct spelling, explaination: when a word ends with silent e this vowel disappears after adding the suffix -ing. This way, adding -ing to the verb use the correct spelling is using, not
Definition of using:
1. verb (gerund form), to carry out a purpose, to make use of
You shouldn’t be using your phone while driving!
2. noun, exercising sth, putting sth into action
Using this shampoo really made my hair stronger.
Incorrect spelling, explaination: this spelling is incorrect due to the rule which says, that when making a gerund form we drop the silent e from the end of a word. Therefore
useing is incorrect and the correct spelling is using – the last vowel isn’t pronounced so it disappears after adding the suffix.
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