writting vs writing : Common Errors in English

About writting vs writing

One of the comments English teachers dread to see on their evaluations is “The professor really helped me improve my writting.” When “-ing” is added to a word which ends in a short vowel followed only by a single consonant, that consonant is normally doubled, but “write” has a silent E on the end to ensure the long I sound in the word. Doubling the T in this case would make the word rhyme with “flitting.”

writing Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of creating written works
  • (n) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
  • (n) (usually plural) the collected work of an author
  • (n) letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
  • (n) the activity of putting something in written form

writing in News

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    on June 13, 2013 Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  2. Creative Writing class

    There is a humanities creative writing class every Wednesday evening at 7 to 10 at the American Fork Historic City Hall, 31 N. Church St. All writing styles and experience levels welcomed. Con…
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Provo Daily Herald

  3. After writing two (2) columns about his daughter's college roommate, Thomas Friedman follows up with

    After writing two (2) columns about his daughter's college roommate , Thomas Friedman follows up with a column today that consists largely of quotes from a week-old David Simon essay. Thomas Friedman is no longer even trying. Read more...        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Gawker

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