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hoping vs. hopping

hoping vs. hopping: What's the difference?

Hoping is a form of the verb to hope, while hopping is a form of the verb to hop. When writing the -ing form for verbs with a single final consonant, you usually double the final consonant—as in sit/sitting, rub/rubbing, forget/forgetting. Meanwhile, for verbs ending in a silent -e, you usually drop the -e, as in create/creating, make/making, whine/whining.

[ hoh-ping ]
    [ hop-ing ]

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