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Beeing: Research in literature provides a confusing spelling, with one single «e». What is the correct spelling? I mean the gerund of the verb «to be».

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  • 'Confusing' is opinion-based. It's one of the most common words in English. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 2 '18 at 9:31
  • Did any of the dictionaries you checked say anything other than "being" is the correct spelling? If no, then where's the confusion? (If you did find such a source, it should be mentioned in the question.) – Laurel Jul 2 '18 at 9:36
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    What is the root of the gerund you started with? – Kris Jul 2 '18 at 9:37
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    It's not clear what you mean. Is the verb "bee," like maybe somebody's backformation of a verb from the noun "bee," like in "sewing bee" or "bumble bee," or is the verb actually "be," as in "to be, or not to be"? – Billy Jul 2 '18 at 9:42
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Beeing in an archaic spelling of being.

From : A Collection Of Old English Plays, 1609 Vol. IV., chapter=Everie Woman in Her Humor,

I know it took not beeing at thy birth: thou hast been merrie, thou hast sounded hoopes, swallowed whiffes, walkt late, worn favours, seene whoresons;

Beeing usage examples from Google Books

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