Look at these words with the magic 'e' silent 'e' at the end,

We drop the 'e' when we add -ing
make - making
take - taking
like - liking
leave - leaving
blame - blaming
have - having
come - coming
love - loving
give - giving
write - writing (no doubling up of "t" just drop the 'e' with ing)
judge - judging
wrestle - wrestling
shuffle - shuffling
sneeze - sneezing
notice - noticing
excite - exciting
confuse - confusing
manage - managing
fascinate - fascinating
concentrate - concentrating

Exceptions. We leave the 'e' in some words because if we don't, the word can be confused with another word.
singe + ing = singeing (means scorching not singing. You're singeing the shirt with that iron! )
whinge + ing = whingeing (not winging! 'e' keeps the soft g sound. Stop whingeing!)
binge + ing = bingeing (not binging! 'e' keeps the g soft. Stop bingeing on chocolate!)
dye + ing = dyeing I need to stop dyeing my hair because it's dying (not confused with dying = dead)

BUT don't drop the 'e' with be and eye: be - being, eye - eyeing

Don't drop the 'e' when a word ends in double 'e': see - seeing, agree - agreeing, decree - decreeing, foresee - foreseeing
guarantee - guaranteeing, fleeing, refereeing, kneeing,

That's it for this shorty lesson
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