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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

Is it "on-going" or "ongoing"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it's ongoing. it's an adjective indicating progress in something. On-going splits the adjective into two other parts of speech that are meaningless in that order. 

  • Adele
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It's ongoing  not on-going :)

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The required spelling here is 'ongoing'. It means 'progressing', 'continuing' or 'evolving'.

  • 1 month ago

    It is 'ongoing'.

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  • 1 month ago

    ongoing ...............

  • Vivian
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Ongoing is correct. It's an adjective indicating progress in something. On-going splits the adjective into two other parts of speech that are meaningless in that order.

  • Zirp
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    yes it is

    "on going" is something completely different

  • 1 month ago

    It is always one word. There has never been a hyphen needed for this.

  • 1 month ago

    I would use the compound rather than the hyphenated form, but either is acceptable.  Robert explains the idea of word, and how words tend to evolve over time.  That is, many compound words were once hyphenated.

  • 1 month ago

    Hyphenated words tend to change over time. They become one word.

    "Ongoing". This has made it to the one word stage. This is according to all online dictionaries

    Source(s): Native American English speaker for 69 years
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