SIX WORD SATURDAY

(Pet Peeve No 101A)

There’s No Such Word As “Gifting”

(Please, please, please stop torturing my ears)

Present
I give
you give
he/she/it gives
we give
you give
they give
Past 
I gave
you gave
he/she/it gave
we gave
you gave
they gave
Present continuous
I am giving
you are giving
he/she/it is giving
we are giving
you are giving
they are giving
Present perfect
I have given
you have given
he/she/it has given
we have given
you have given
they have given
Future
I will give
you will give
he/she/it will give
we will give
you will give
they will give
Future perfect
I will have given
you will have given
he/she/it will have given
we will have given
you will have given
they will have given

Past continuous

I was giving
you were giving
he/she/it was giving
we were giving
you were giving
they were giving

Past perfect

I had given
you had given
he/she/it had given
we had given
you had given
they had given

Future continuous

I will be giving
you will be giving
he/she/it will be giving
we will be giving
you will be giving
they will be giving

Present perfect continuous

I have been giving
you have been giving
he/she/it has been giving
we have been giving
you have been giving
they have been giving

Past perfect continuous

I had been giving
you had been giving
he/she/it had been giving
we had been giving
you had been giving
they had been giving

Future perfect continuous

I will have been giving
you will have been giving
he/she/it will have been giving
we will have been giving
you will have been giving
they will have been giving
   

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18 thoughts on “SIX WORD SATURDAY

  1. Ah, but language is alive! There is no stopping the evolution of language! But I suppose you would argue that this it the devolution of language…

  2. Hi Ron ~~ At least not yet (my six here)

    How about being gifted? An adjective (another six)

    My dictionary says, yes, a verb (Free Online Dictionary)

    ..
    tr.v. gift·ed, gift·ing, gifts
    1. To present something as a gift to.
    2. To endow with.
    ..

  3. I don’t think I have ever used the word “gifting,” but my husband often accuses me of making of words. I tell him it’s a writer thing. 🙂

  4. Well thats one to remember! NO ‘gifting’ Can I come for a lesson on some other grammar issues please,Im forever wondering if Im right or wrong

  5. This chart reminds me of how I used to learn English, as a foreign language learner. I can still see the beauty of this chart, and this logical way of grammar teaching.

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