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Edit: I'm amazed that I don't know simple things like this, and English is my first language. I suppose growing up in "The South" doesn't help any.
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It [is / was] lightning. It lightninged.
Personally, I don't hear lightninged. I hear There was a flash of lightning.
Under the entry lighten, there's the alternate lighten, lightening, lightened.
It [is / was] lightening. It lightened.
These sound more familar to me.
http://www.m-w.com / ), and I found an inflected form of the intransitive verb form of lightning, which was "lightninged." So, my question is, if you can add the -ed ending to it, does that allow you to also apply the -ing ending?
Anonymous:In modern, colloquial English, we tend not to use 'lightning' as a verb and instead opt for 'thundering' or 'storming'. That's not to say that 'lightning' as a verb is wrong, but that it sounds like affectation (as does me using the term 'affectation').
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