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Steping vs. Stepping: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Steping" is the incorrect spelling of "Stepping," which refers to the act of taking a step or a series of steps.

Which is correct: Steping or Stepping

How to spell Stepping?

Steping is Incorrect

Stepping is Correct


Key Differences

Remember the word “step” which has only one ‘p’ but needs an extra ‘p’ when adding ‘-ing’.
Think of "stepping" stones – there's more than one stone, so two 'p's are needed.
Step twice, hence two 'p's in "stepping".
"One step, double pep!" to recall the two 'p's.
Visualize "step-ping" to emphasize the two 'p's.

Correct usage of Stepping

She was careful not to make any noise while steping quietly upstairs.
She was careful not to make any noise while stepping quietly upstairs.
The dancer was steping in time with the music.
The dancer was stepping in time with the music.
The toddler was steping over the puddles after the rain.
The toddler was stepping over the puddles after the rain.
You should watch your steping on the icy sidewalk.
You should watch your stepping on the icy sidewalk.
He began steping back when he saw the dog growling.
He began stepping back when he saw the dog growling.

Stepping Definitions

The act of moving by raising the foot and setting it down in a different location.
The child was stepping carefully on the stones.
The sequence of movements made in a dance.
The tango requires precise stepping.
A support or aid used to ascend or descend.
Use the stepping stool to reach the top shelf.
The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking.
A manner of walking; a particular gait.
A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching
Keep step.
The sound of a footstep.
A footprint
Steps in the mud.
The distance traversed by moving one foot ahead of the other.
A very short distance
Just a step away.
Steps Course; path
Turned her steps toward home.
One of a series of rhythmical, patterned movements of the feet used in a dance
Diagrammed the basic steps to the mambo.
A rest for the foot in ascending or descending.
Steps Stairs.
Something, such as a ledge or an offset, that resembles a step of a stairway.
A low platform used for exercise, as in step aerobics.
One of a series of actions, processes, or measures taken to achieve a goal.
A stage in a process
Followed every step in the instructions.
A degree in progress or a grade or rank in a scale
A step up in the corporate hierarchy.
The interval that separates two successive tones of a scale, especially a major second, as between C and D in the scale of C major.
A degree of a scale.
(Nautical) The block in which the heel of a mast is fixed.
To put or press the foot
Step on the brake.
To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two
Step back.
To walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction
Step over to the corner.
To move with the feet in a particular manner
Step lively.
To move into a new situation by or as if by taking a single step
Stepping into a life of ease.
To treat someone with arrogant indifference
He is always stepping on other people.
To put or set (the foot) down
Step foot on land.
To measure by pacing
Step off ten yards.
To furnish with steps; make steps in
Terraces that are stepped along the hillside.
(Computers) To cause (a computer) to execute a single instruction.
(Nautical) To place (a mast) in its step.
Present participle of step
The act of taking a step.
(computing) A specific iteration of a model of central processing unit, often distinguished by the addition or removal of features compared to earlier examples of the same processor, or the presence, or lack thereof, of specific bugs.
The 80386's early steppings have quite a lot of bugs, so some software specifically tests to make sure that the processor isn't one of those old versions.
The series of actions or stages undertaken to achieve a particular end.
Stepping through the process is crucial for success.
A way of behaving or the style one adopts in progressing through life.
His stepping in business was always confident and sure.

Stepping Sentences

Carefully stepping over the log, the hiker continued on the trail.
Stepping into the room, she felt a wave of nostalgia.
After stepping off the bus, he realized he had left his wallet behind.
Without stepping back, it's hard to see the whole picture.
They were stepping up their efforts to finish the project on time.
They were stepping out for a quick walk around the neighborhood.
He practiced stepping lightly to not wake up his sleeping sister.
Stepping under the shade, they cooled off from the hot sun.
After stepping onto the soft carpet, he took off his shoes.
She enjoyed stepping onto the stage and feeling the excitement of the audience.
The cat was stepping so softly that it hardly made a sound.
Stepping through the puddles, he made his way home in the rain.
The kids were stepping around the room, pretending to be astronauts.
She caught her breath after stepping up the steep hill.
They enjoyed stepping out into the fresh morning air.
Stepping into the cold water, she shivered slightly.
Stepping into the old house felt like stepping back in time.
By stepping out of his comfort zone, he learned a lot about himself.
The artist was stepping back to view his painting from a distance.
Stepping through the gate, they entered a beautiful garden.
He remembered stepping onto the field for his first game vividly.
She was stepping towards a new opportunity with enthusiasm.
He was stepping over the boundary by asking such personal questions.
After stepping through the doorway, she was greeted with a surprise party.
Stepping aside, he let the other passengers off the elevator first.

Stepping Idioms & Phrases

Stepping back

Taking a moment to consider something more carefully.
Before making a decision, she was stepping back to weigh all options.

Stepping stone

A circumstance that assists progress toward a goal.
Working as an intern was a stepping stone to her career in graphic design.

Stepping up to the plate

Taking responsibility or initiative, especially in a challenging situation.
When the project leader resigned, Marissa was stepping up to the plate to lead the team.

Stepping into someone's shoes

Taking over someone's responsibilities or role.
After the director retired, it was challenging stepping into his shoes.

Stepping out of line

Behaving improperly or disrespectfully.
He was stepping out of line when he interrupted the meeting with his outburst.

Stepping on eggshells

Proceeding cautiously to avoid offending or upsetting someone.
After the argument, she felt like she was stepping on eggshells around him.

Stepping on toes

Offending or upsetting someone, especially by overstepping boundaries.
In his eagerness to help, he didn't realize he was stepping on toes.


Why is it called Stepping?

Because it refers to the action of taking a step or moving by foot.

Which vowel is used before Stepping?

The vowel 'e'.

What is the plural form of Stepping?


What is the pronunciation of Stepping?


Which conjunction is used with Stepping?

Stepping doesn’t have a specific conjunction, but "and" is commonly used.

What is the root word of Stepping?


What is the verb form of Stepping?


What is the singular form of Stepping?


Which preposition is used with Stepping?

"On" (as in stepping on).

Is Stepping a negative or positive word?


Is Stepping a countable noun?


How do we divide Stepping into syllables?


Which determiner is used with Stepping?

"Each" (as in each stepping).

Is Stepping a vowel or consonant?


What is another term for Stepping?


What is the first form of Stepping?


What is the third form of Stepping?


How many syllables are in Stepping?


What part of speech is Stepping?


Is Stepping an adverb?


Is Stepping an abstract noun?


Is Stepping a collective noun?


Is the Stepping term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.

What is a stressed syllable in Stepping?


Which article is used with Stepping?

"The" or "a" depending on context.

Is Stepping a noun or adjective?


Is the word Stepping imperative?


What is the opposite of Stepping?

Standing still.

What is the second form of Stepping?


How is Stepping used in a sentence?

She was stepping gingerly across the icy street.
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