I've been writing some stuff to my English classes, and in between them, I found myself with a question. There are a lot of ways to divide a word, meaning for example at the end of the sentence - when the space is over, it is a well-known criteria to break-up the syllables, as in any dictionary.
However, I've always been taught that words in English could NOT be separated (as Spanish and Portuguese - my birth languages), and when I began reading and studying the language closer, I noticed that YES! They can be. So, in conclusion, my teachers always said I was never to divide them, which means I do not have a lot of knowledge about this.
Running through the question (which is the main point here), how do I break a word if it's a verb terminating in -ING?
She was talking.
Can I say the infinitive verb and follow it by a hyphen, allocating the -ing on the line under? E.g.,
She was talk-
Or am I supposed to don't do anything, and continue dealing with them as it is impossible to divide them?
(Making my test look a little bit messy and informal).
I hope some of you can help me, I really struggled to find this information on the internet.