LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/MAI/2003 7:56 PM|
|Assunto:||Re: Looking foward to ...ing?|
Hello again Mike,
So there is no need to have terms to describe the difference between using the ING form as a noun vs as a verb?
For instance, in that old cliche "when the going gets tough, the tough get going", the first case is a noun and the second a verb form. There are countless examples as pretty much any AS verb in the ING form can be used as a noun.
It is interesting that the same phenomenon occurs with the Latinate verbs but the ending is -ED; "the impoverished", for example.
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