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pronunciation note for -ing
Many speakers use both pronunciations, depending on the speed of utterance and the relative formality of the occasion, with [‐ing] /‐ɪŋ/ considered the more formal variant. For some educated speakers, especially in the southern United States and Britain, [‐in] /‐ɪn/ is in fact the more common pronunciation, while for other educated speakers, [‐ing] /‐ɪŋ/ is common in virtually all circumstances. In response to correction from perceived authorities, many American speakers who would ordinarily use [‐in] /‐ɪn/ at least some of the time make a conscious effort to say [‐ing], /‐ɪŋ/, even in informal circumstances.
Definition for -ing (3 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for -ing
Anyway, Hurley magically built a career from it, and is still smiling and siren-ing.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Or as Gehry framed it in the Sketches documentary: “mak[ing] beauty with junk”).
It is about “demonstrat[ing] to the public—in real time—that Congress is on the job.”Colleges Lawyer Up Before Claire McCaskill Rape Inquiry|Emily Shire|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On "Only in Dreams," he worried about "crush[ing]" his dream girl's "pretty toenails into a thousand pieces" while they danced.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to the medical-insurance criteria, 15 points are awarded for “positively engag[ing] the External LGBT Community.”The Arbitrary Way Companies Are Labeled 'Anti-Gay'|Emily Shire|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A gentleman of the bar remarked that he could see no impropriety in a man and his wife a-door-ing each other.
I sees you pitchin' eberyt'ing away; I jes put this jug in hyar, 'ca'se I 'lowed you'd want some.
Madame Bill near fell off her chair with surprise, and began ha-ha-ing melodious.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
Moung Ing then went in search of Mr. Judson; and it was nearly dark when he found him in the interior of an obscure prison.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
Nagsalip-ing kug kwarta sa libru, I placed some money in between the pages of the book.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff