The Present Participle of Verbs Ending in -ie
It’s Spring and I’m busily cruising the gardening sites. This headline grabbed me:
Is your Clematis Wilting? Fading? Dieing? Find out how to rescue it.
English has a handful of common verbs that end in -ie:
lie (to recline)
lie (to prevaricate)
The present participles of these verbs are formed by changing the -ie to y and adding -ing:
And yes, my clematis is fading, but so far, not dying.