I have just read 'ing' words weaken a story and that it is best to use 'ed'. Can anyone confirm this please. If so, I have a lot of changes to make. Sorry, I think I left a comma out in my question. I think I meant... I have just read 'ing' words weaken a story, and it is best to use 'ed. I am on such a steep learning curve, I can't see the words for the trees.