Inflections – ed & - ing. Structural Analysis:. sail ing sailing . chart ed charted . Each of these words begin with a root word. They are verbs. The endings are added to the words to tell about an action that is ongoing - ing or to tell about the past - ed . .
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sail ing sailing
chart ed charted
If you are unsure of whether a word ending in –ed has an added syllable or not, try pronouncing it both ways to see which one sounds correct.
Sort these into groups according to the number of syllables they have.
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Look in the story, “Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter.” Find five more words with the –edor –ingending. List the words, pronounce them, and sort them by the number of syllables.